Mailbox Monday July 25, 2011

In July Mailbox Monday is being hosted by A Sea of Books.

Last week I received The End of Everything by Megan Abbott. Published by Reagan Arthur Books, The End of Everything is available now. The following description of the book is taken from the author's website:

In a placid 1980s suburb in the Midwest, thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood and her next door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable, best friends who swap bathing suits and field-hockey sticks and between whom, presumably, there are no secrets. Together they live in the shadow of Evie’s glamorous older sister Dusty, who provides them a window on the exotic, intoxicating possibilities on their own teenage horizons. To Lizzie, the Verver household, presided over by Evie’s big-hearted father, is the world’s most perfect place.

And then, one afternoon, Evie disappears. The only clue: a maroon sedan Lizzie spotted driving past the two girls earlier in the day. As a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the balmy suburban community, everyone turns to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger? Would Evie have gotten into a car with a man?

Compelled by curiosity and a desire to rescue the enchanted Verver household from ruin, Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth. Her days spent with a shell-shocked Mr. Verver, she devotes her nights to prowling through backyards, peering through windows, pushing herself to the dark center of Evie’s world. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power as the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secret after secret and begins to wonders if she knew anything about her best friend at all.


Mystica on July 25, 2011 at 6:20 AM said...

A new one for me. Enjoy the read

bermudaonion on July 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM said...

I really liked that book and hope you do too!

Laura Fabiani on July 25, 2011 at 10:52 AM said...

This one sounds like a very emotional read. By the way, I enjoyed seeing you again and chatting with you at our Mtl Book Bloggers meet-up!

Beth(bookaholicmom) on July 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM said...

I have heard this book is mind blowing! I have it on the wish list. Hopefully it will make it's way into my home after I read a few of the books that are here already.


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