Book Club Discussion Questions for 'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing' by Hank Green


If you’re looking for a fun, modern, sci-fi mystery with a strong female lead An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is just the book for you. It’s part weird, part relatable, part thrilling and totally different from anything else we’ve ever read. If you’ve already read it, grab your gals for a chat with our book club discussion guide. Spoilers ahead!


  1. The protagonist, April May, is a millennial—what did you think about as a point of view for a sci-fi novel?

  2. When the Carls were first introduced, what did you think they were?

  3. How did social media affect people’s thoughts about the Carls? How would things be different without social media?

  4. What parallels did you see between how the public interacted with/thought about the Carls and how people in real life deal with things they learn about on social media and in the news?

  5. Why do you think the author chose portray April as someone who has trouble maintaining healthy relationships?

  6. Let’s get down to it. What did you think of the ending?

  7. Do you think Carl saved April? Is she still alive?

Cameron Bruns Ewing is the managing editor of Just Us Gals. She works for Hubspot is pursuing a degree in environmental sustainability from University College Dublin. Follow her outdoor adventures & travels via Instagram and her sustainability work via LinkedIn.