- Vivian Apple At The End of The World: 4/5
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 road trip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivian Apple isn’t looking for a savior. She’s looking for the truth.
I must say this book wasn’t a conventional choice for me. I’ve never been into anything about dystopia and apocalyptic events, so the road trip side of it is more likely to be the reason why I decided to read this. And the encouraging reviews too.
Anyway, I’ll cut to the chase right now and say that I really liked that book. I don’t really know why except that there wasn’t a time where I felt bored at some point. Everything went smoothly and it was easy to become attached to the characters. I liked Vivian because she’s insecure but still has her own ideas. The religion and beliefs that may be exposed in this book are not too “in your face”, and I think the author did a good job at treating this theme with respect, whether you believe or not in something. I will gladly read book #2 now.
PS: I’ll admit that I totally cheated with those pictures taken in a bookshop. I was bored of photographing my iPad/Kindle.
PPS: Vivian versus the Apocalypse and Vivian Apple at the End of the World are actually the same book.
PPPS: Sorry I haven’t blogged much last week and this weekend but I wasn’t feeling great and the blog felt more like a chore at the time. So I’d rather bring you content that I’m proud of than giving you some content just for the sake of it.
What have you been reading lately?