Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott

4 Stars
Megan Abbott – you ain’t right . . .

A blurb by Tom Perrotta on the cover of The End of Everything says the following about Abbott: “Megan Abbott writes with total authority and an almost desperate intensity; her story grabs hold of you and won’t let go.”I can’t think of a better way to describe what makes me love reading Megan Abbott’s books. She writes with such urgency, as if the words are clawing their way out and her tales are told with extreme efficiency – every page is used to its maximum capacity and she doesn’t waste time with filler or fluff. And the subject matter she chooses????

The End of Everything is the story of two BFFs, Lizzie and Evie, and what happened one afternoon when Evie didn’t come home from school. If you’ve read some of the author's YA selections and found them to be a bit lacking in the chills and thrills department, this is the book by Abbott you should read. The limits of taboo are pushed to the extreme by eliminating the YA moniker, but still using not-so-average (I hope) teenage girls as the main characters.

The more of Megan Abbott’s books I read, the more I become a fangirl (if you see signs that I may turn rabid, feel free to put me down Ol’ Yeller style). I love an author who makes me question whether I’m in the right state of mind to delve in to one of their books, and she is one who always has me hovering over the button . . .

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