Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book Review: "The End of Everything" by Megan Abbott

Genre: Mystery
Source: Library

"A close-knit street, the clink of glass on glass, summer heat. Two girls on the brink of adolescence, throwing cartwheels on the grass. Two girls who tell each other everything. Until one shimmering afternoon, one of them disappears. Lizzie is left with her dread and her loss, and with a fear that won’t let her be. Had Evie tried to give her a hint of what was coming, a clue that she failed to follow?

Caught between her imaginary guilt, her sense of betrayal, her own powerful need, and the needs of the adults around her, Lizzie’s voice is as unforgettable as her story is arresting." - Goodreads

I did like this book, but not as much as I expected considering the fact that it is a mystery novel which I usually go crazy for. The story sounded just like the ones I would love, but alas that was not the case.

On the plus side, the novel was very beautifully written and easy to read - I finished it in one sitting. There was something about it though that left me a little bit confused throughout the whole book which led to me not loving it.

About the characters, I found the main one - Lizzie, very annoying and a little bit dull. Her way of thinking was so bizarre to me that I could not relate to her at all. Evie and her sister Dusty were not flowers either. What are those girls even thinking...I cannot comprehend it. Although the characters were not likeable, you can actually learn something from their awfully stupid behaviour.

Overall I do not regret reading this book, but it could have been way better.

If some of you have read this novel, please leave me a comment what you thought about it and I'll be happy to read it.

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