Allegheny County Public libraries are closed to the public, but the digital library is open! Check out the eLibrary site for more information. If you need a library card, sign up here. Check your local library's website for more information about closures.

It's the end of the world as I know it

by Landis, Matthew,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Fiction J FIC LAN
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juv Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC LAN
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J LANDIS
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J LANDIS
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j LAN
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j LAN
 
 
Summary
Ever since his mother was killed in the line of duty in Iraq, Derrick has been absolutely certain that the apocalypse is coming. And he's prepared- he's got plenty of canned goods, he's fully outfitted with HAZMAT suits, and he's building himself a sturdy fallout shelter. When his neighbor Misty insists on helping with the shelter, Derrick doesn't think it's such a good idea. Misty's just had a kidney transplant, and her reaction to her brush with death is the opposite of Derrick's- where Derrick wants to hide, Misty wants to see and do everything. But as confident as Misty is, Derrick's doomsday fears just keep getting worse. And Derrick's promised apocalypse day begins with a very strange disaster, Derrick and Misty have to figure out a way to survive--especially when the end of the world as they know it looks nothing like they expected.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's been nearly a year since Derrick Dee Waters lost his mom, a Major in the Air Force deployed in Iraq. Since then, he's been convinced that the apocalypse is scheduled to happen this September 21, which is 19 days away. He's consumed by a doomsday blog and outfitting a shed to keep him safe when the fated day rolls around. Dee's family and friends have learned to deal with his fixation, but when his next-door neighbor, Misty, reappears after a long-term bout with a rare kidney disease, confusion settles in like a low-grade fever. Her near-death experience makes her want to try doing absolutely everything, which makes her seem like a kook. However, with Misty's outgoing attitude, the two help each other regain their lives, even in the face of the unexpected. Landis, a middle school teacher, offers flawless eighth-grade voices and awkwardness. He understands how kids relate to each other and their parents, and most of all, 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.--Jeanne Fredriksen Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Grief -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Air raid shelters -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Other Titles It is the end of the world as I know it
Language English
Description 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780735228016
0735228019
Other Classic View