The End of Everything
Deft, enthralling and intelligent' Kate AtkinsonLizzie and Evie are inseparable. They walk home from school together, sleep over at each other's houses, even flirt with boys together. And they tell each other everything. Or at least, that's what Lizzie thinks -- until Evie goes missing, and... show more
Deft, enthralling and intelligent' Kate AtkinsonLizzie and Evie are inseparable. They walk home from school together, sleep over at each other's houses, even flirt with boys together. And they tell each other everything. Or at least, that's what Lizzie thinks -- until Evie goes missing, and Lizzie suddenly realises their friendship wasn't quite what she thought.A novel about two young girls discovering their sexuality; about fathers and daughters; about family and friendship; about jealousy, secrets and lies, The End of Everything is a powerful reminder that things aren't always what they seem. 'A gripping and disturbing novel, a fever dream of adolescent desire and adult complicity' Tom Perrotta
Publish date: August 19th 2011
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
The End of Everything features more messed up teenage girls, just like You Will Know Me, but I think these young ladies were even worse. I had fun reading this strange, mysterious, psychologically focused novel. Megan Abbott is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.
From Goodreads: Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hood and her next-door neighbor, Evie Verver, are inseparable, best friends who swap clothes, bathing suits, and field-hockey sticks and between whom, presumably, there are no secrets. Then one afternoon, Evie disappears, and as a rabid, giddy panic spreads t...
""" Savoring my war wounds, I sit, and feel I deserve rich rewards. Spotting my mother's secret Benson & Hedges pack crammed into the wet dirt of a gangly potted geranium, I think about pulling one out and lighting up. Evie and I did it once. It hurt our throats, but the good kind of hurt. That's wh...
Initial reaction: I shadow read (meaning I jumped to it between other reads and forgot to mark it in my currently reading tab) this from my library perusals and while the text meandered a bit in places, I still found myself captivated by the writing and story overall. Definitely an adult read (thoug...
There’s something about Meg Abbot’s writing that’s all consuming. I read this book very quickly; her language is accessible and she drags you right into the minds of her characters and throws you into their world. Whether or not you want to be in it. I’m definitely sure I don’t want to be in Lizzi...
Share this Book