Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: The End of Everything: A Novel

The End of Everything: A NovelThe End of Everything: A Novel by Megan Abbott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was not what I expected. Coming from the excellent, but far more standard thriller The Last Child by John Hart, I was surprised and even disturbed at the depths of brutal honesty our narrator, 13 year old Lizzie, will go. Her best friend and near twin Evie disappears one day after school. Lizzie thinks she saw a car. Soon she is investigating on her own, but this is not the story of a young gumshoe. As she inserts herself into the grieving family of her friend, we learn that not everything is what it seems... or even what Lizzie thinks it seems. A profoundly disturbing look at the dangers young women face on the verge of womanhood, and a story that will defy your attempts to predict its outcome.

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Ben said...

Aaaah man. It's burning my hands even more now.

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