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Monday, January 18, 2021

Book Review: It's the End of the World as I Know It by Matthew Landis

 Title: It's the End of the World as I Know It

Author: Matthew Landis

Genre: Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction

Derrick, or Dee, as his friends and family call him, has just started 8th grade and is sure the Apocalypse will happen before the end of the month.  So sure that he has built and stocked his own shelter. This obsession with the end of the world has come about after his mom dies on active duty.  It consumes most of his thoughts during the day and affects his relationships with his friends.  

His neighbor, Misty, is recovering from a kidney transplant and is looking at life as a new adventure every day.  Together they take on the last steps to complete the shelter before the date that Dee is sure the world is ending.  

Even though this book is dealing with a heavy subject, the author seasons it with a dose of humor.  It also is the story of friends sticking together when they know one of them is going through a bad period and not giving up on him.

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