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Vivian Apple at the End of the World
by Katie Coyle


Overview - Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recentlydevout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that s left of her parents are twoholes in the roof.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recentlydevout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that s left of her parents are twoholes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivianembarks on a desperatecross-country roadtripthrough a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers.Because at the end of the world, Vivan Appleisn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth. "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544340114
  • ISBN-10: 0544340116
  • Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Dystopian
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Religious - Christian - Social Issues

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Level-headed straight-A student Vivian Apple and her wild best friend Harp are among those left behind after thousands of believers in the evangelical Church of America are “Raptured,” exactly as prophesied by the church’s founder, Beaton Frick. After receiving a mysterious phone call from California, the girls, wondering if their vanished parents might still be alive, drive cross-country in search of the truth behind the church, whose popularity has skyrocketed in the wake of national tragedies. Along for the ride is cute but cagey Peter, who knows more about the organization’s inner workings than he’s letting on. Coyle imagines an America in which politics, capitalism, and entertainment, and religion have combined to create a culture of intolerance and judgment that doesn’t end with the Rapture. The result is a scathing commentary on contemporary religiosity and fear-mongering in the face of the unknown, as well as the extent to which we surrender ourselves to interests that are not our own. Skillful plot twists, mordant humor, and careful characterizations make this a memorable coming-of-age story and a noteworthy debut. Ages 14–up. Agent: Sarah Burnes, Gernert Company. (Jan.)

 
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