Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: Vivian Apple At The End of the World

Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country roadtrip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivan Apple isn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth.
I went into this book sorta blind (it's a thing I do now ever since We Were Liars) and I have to say the author did a really good job at explaining what was happening. Vivian Apple is the daughter of a couple that is apart of the Church of America, a church that says the rapture is coming. Of course, Vivian doesn't believe so when it does eventually come she has to deal with the loss of her parents and has to figure out what happened to them and if the Church was right about the end of the world.

This is more a story about self-discovery and about finding out what truly matters. Vivian's character develops very well and as a reader, you can relate to her situation in that she doesn't really know what's going on but has the strength to move forward (don't we all have those moments in life?). There are A LOT of twists towards the end of the novel and that's the spoiler I have for you guys. It's a really fun read and you will be surprised at the ending. Which ends with a cliffhanger-sorry guys, I know. There will be a second book though! As the second book is coming out in the UK this September:)

4 Stars!

Source: ALA 2014

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