All the Ways the World Can End

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Jul 11, 2017 - Young Adult Fiction - 256 pages
All the Ways the World can End by Abby Sher is at times heart wrenching while at others hilarious. Lenny (short for Eleanor) feels like the world is about to end. Her best friend is moving to San Francisco and her dad is dying. To cope with her stress Lenny is making a list of all the ways the world can end—designer pathogens, blood moon prophecies, alien invasion—and stockpiling supplies in a bunker in the backyard. Then she starts to develop feelings for her dad's very nice young doctor—and she thinks he may have feelings for her too. Spoiler alert: he doesn't. But a more age-appropriate love interest might. In a time of complete uncertainty, one thing's for sure: Lenny's about to see how everything is ending and beginning. All at the same time.
 

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Contents

Wake Up World
1
Don Juan Crustaceo
15
VaGeorgia
31
Checking It Out
43
Who Can Tell?
59
The Utterance of Cosmic Reality
71
Believing
83
Wolfball
99
Dr Thatchers Stick
175
Small Talking
191
Most Likely to Be an Alien
207
Pinky and Wizzle
219
Just a Day
235
Finding Finian
245
What to Expect
257
And So It Begins
267

Exquisitely Vulnerable
115
If Youre Going to San Francisco
127
People Who Need People
143
Youca Weave Mow
157
Ik Beloof
279
Wading
293
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About the author (2017)

Abby Sher is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,Self, Jane, Elle, and Redbook. She is also the author of Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop Praying, and Kissing Snowflakes. Abby has written and performed for the Second City in Chicago and the Upright Citizen's Brigade and Magnet Theater in New York. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

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