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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2016-06-14
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Good stuff. Full review coming at some point this week.
This was a somewhat strange book. Was it a cautionary tale? A satire? There were moments when I wasn't sure whether I was supposed to be frightened or amused.The "post-apocalyptic" fundamentalist rapture trope gets a somewhat new angle in this book, which comes just shy of straining believability. I...
My reading choices have not been great in December. Man, I found this book really bland. Especially since its a Apocalyptic type story line. I couldn't get into the characters or the plot at all. Its lucky I finished it to be honest. Thousands of people suddenly disappear, including Vivan's paren...
This was one of the reads I was looking forward to the most in 2014, but I didn't manage to read it till last month. Alternative Title: Vivian Apple versus the Apocalypse. Vivian didn't believe it when the end of the world was predicted, even though her parents were strong believers. Imagine he...
The one where I talk about the last three chapters. And the plot hole. This is a book that definitely requires willing suspension of disbelief, but even with that, I am troubled by the concept. There are both too few Believers raptured, and too many. Let me explain (and this review is about to b...