OMG YA Librarians, can you believe it’s our last Teen Talk Tuesday of the year?! We’ve got a great Griffin Teen book to cap it off: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD by Jamie Kain.
From the author of THE GOOD SISTER (now available in trade paperback) comes a gripping novel about two sisters who learn that there are things in life—love, loss, and self-discovery—that you simply can’t prepare for.
“Jamie Kain’s novel is quietly thought-provoking about family and loss, and what the difference is between surviving and living.” — Bustle, 12 Of The Best YA Books Of December 2015 To Carry You Through The Holidays
“The novel shines when Kain probes the destructive tensions and jealousies that can arise between siblings, and the ways in which families dissemble and find ways to mend.” — Publishers Weekly
“The teens often exude a quiet, adult wisdom that will resonate with thoughtful readers, who will discover the connections among the seemingly different characters. For soul searchers.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[Nicole’s] struggle to reconcile her upbringing with the increasingly apparent costs of isolation is genuine and compelling.” — The Horn Book
“Told in first-person accounts, Kain nimbly weaves together contrasts in personality and philosophy. Her insight extends beyond respect for her maturing characters to her readers, who will find themselves deeply empathizing with the Reeds during their transformative summer.” — Booklist