At the End of Everything - The World Never Wanted Them. They Refuse to Be Forgotten Book
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RELEASE DATE - 28 FEBRUARY 2022
Reading level - 14 to 18 years.
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, with an amazing non-binary main character.
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.
"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
"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."
"An engrossing read focused on the teens whom the system often neglects"
"If you are looking for that instant kick to get you going this new year, Nijkamp's new novel will certainly inspire you to live as if your life depends on it."
"Palpable fear and paranoia contribute to breathless pacing, while Nijkamp (Even If We Break) employs a clever setup and keenly wrought characters to sensitively explore topics of ableism, racism, transphobia, and juvenile justice reform."
"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. The alternating first-person narratives and interspersed phone call transcripts keep readers close to the action and occasionally will bring them close to tears."