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It's the End of the World as I Know It by Matthew Landis
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Sep 24, 2019 | ISBN 9780735228016

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Praise for It’s the End of the World As I Know It

A Junior Library Guild Selection

* “Humorous and exceptionally realistic . . . Simultaneously funny, quirky, and raw, this emotionally impactful look at loss is sure to find a wide audience. Recommended for all collections.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“A sympathetic and even sometimes funny look at anxiety disorders and the complexity of grief. . . . The terrifying allure of survivalism makes this journey through trauma a compelling one.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Landis, a middle school teacher, offers flawless eighth-grade voices and awkwardness. . . . He gets that kids have deep emotions even if they don’t want to admit to them. This book will be a hit with fans of Jordan Sonnenblick.”Booklist

“[Derrick’s] relationship with Misty, who after a kidney transplant is as determined to court experiences as [Derrick] is to flee from them, adds a dimension that’s lively but also more deeply relevant than his narration admits; his kind but perplexed goofball guy friends (including one proud owner of a live-mice-eating snake) are endearing. . . . [Derrick’s] grief and anxiety will speak to many kids.” —BCCB

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