From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends comes another heartbreaking, emotional and timely page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Hope Juvenile Treatment Center is ironically named. No one has hope for the delinquent teenagers who have been exiled there; the world barely acknowledges that they exist.
Then the guards at Hope start acting strange. And one day…they don’t show up. But when the teens band together to make a break from the facility, they encounter soldiers outside the gates. There’s a rapidly spreading infectious disease outside, and no one can leave their houses or travel without a permit. Which means that they’re stuck at Hope. And this time, no one is watching out for them at all.
As supplies quickly dwindle and a deadly plague tears through their ranks, the group has to decide whom among them they can trust and figure out how they can survive in a world that has never wanted them in the first place.
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ISBN-10: 1492673153| ISBN-13: 978-1492673156
At the End of Everything is a stomach-churning thriller that delivers prudent social commentary on the complicated reality of being a teen with mental health issues, and what it means to survive when no one cares if you live.
— Shelf Awareness, starred review
The beautifully written, lyrical prose enhances this riveting, fast-paced thriller that may hit very close to home for readers struggling through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Palpable fear and paranoia contribute to breathless pacing, while Nijkamp employs a clever setup and keenly wrought characters to sensitively explore topics of ableism, racism, transphobia, and juvenile justice reform.
— Publishers Weekly
[T]he book of our times.
— Teen Librarian Toolbox
[E]thical questions are made deeply personal as narration shifts among several of the teens. (…) The tightly constructed book keeps the setting mostly constrained to the Hope facility, forcing the kids into the roles of authority they once fought so hard against and tasking them with making their small community more equitable than the society they came up in.
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
This intensely realistic, high-stakes story of survival (…) reads like a dystopian novel, it actually depicts our own present if it were in the grips of an even more devastating viral pandemic. [T]he cliffhanger chapter endings and themes of social justice (…) offer wide appeal: Whose life is valuable and whose life can be discarded? Who has the right to judge?
This story is unsettling and haunting but also filled with hope showing what happens when a group comes together to establish a community, a sense of belonging, and a certainty that didn’t exist before.
— School Library Journal
A provocative choice for class or summer reading.
— Youth Services Book Review, starred review
Marieke Nijkamp’s new novel, At the End of Everything, is an emotional ride with moments that range from heartbreaking and desperate to suspenseful and hopeful. This young adult / teen novel is well-written and character driven.
— Mystery & Suspense
Told through three points of view, the novel shows the main characters fending for themselves and deciding their next actions as supplies decrease, and the virus creeps closer. At the End of Everything speaks to the illusion of control and mercilessness of change in the face of an unpredictable enemy.
— Daily Trojan
Thrilling, raw, and unforgettable. A story about humanity, resilience, and hope. I couldn’t put this book down. The story felt so real! Nijkamp at their best!
— Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures
At the End of Everything is a beautifully rendered, propulsive survival story that speaks to how quickly and irrevocably the world can change—and who those in power choose to leave behind. Taut and tense and truly moving, this gripped me from the opening shocks to the last perfect words.
— Nova Ren Suma, bestselling author of The Walls Around Us
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