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It's the End of the World as I Know It

By: Matthew Landis

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 when 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.

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ISBN: 9780735228016

JLG Release: Jan 2020

Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language
Topics: Grief , Emotional problems , Friendship , Loss of a parent , Family life , Fathers and sons , Doomsday preparation , Mental health

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Book Details



First Release

January 2020



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 3.7; Points: 6;

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Print Book


Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language


Grief, Emotional problems, Friendship, Loss of a parent, Family life, Fathers and sons, Doomsday preparation, Mental health,

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