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The End of Everything by Megan Abbott

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The End of Everything by Megan Abbott

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
Thirteen year old Evie didn’t go home after school and now she’s been gone for a while.  The police think they know who abducted her, but is everyone telling all they know?  Lizzie is Evie’s best friend.  They share everything, or at least Lizzie thought they did.  With Evie’s disappearance, which seems to be a kidnapping, everything is coming to an end.
In a word I would call this book disturbing.  I listened to it and the reader captures Lizzie’s inner voice perfectly.  She sounds like a tween, which makes the words she is saying much creepier.  While Evie is gone Lizzie wonders what it must be like spending time with a man (three times her age) who loves her so much that he would take her away like he did.  She is picturing knightly romantic love, spending time together talking and flirting, not the images of a girl kidnapped by an older man that would start forming in the mind of an adult.  As I said, disturbing, but the author does an excellent job of getting in the minds of the tweens and teens of the novel.

By | 2017-05-08T20:03:21+00:00 September 23rd, 2011|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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