This Is Where The World Ends by Amy ZhangThis Is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang

This Is Where The World Ends

byAmy Zhang

Paperback | July 25, 2017

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A heart-wrenching novel about best friends on a collision course with the real world from Amy Zhang, the critically acclaimed Indies Introduce and Indie Next author of Falling into Place.

Janie and Micah, Micah and Janie. That’s how it’s been ever since elementary school, when Janie Vivien moved next door. Janie says Micah is everything she is not. Where Micah is shy, Janie is outgoing. Where Micah loves music, Janie loves art. It’s the perfect friendship—as long as no one finds out about it. But then Janie goes missing and everything Micah thought he knew about his best friend is colored with doubt.

Using a nonlinear writing style and dual narrators, Amy Zhang masterfully reveals the circumstances surrounding Janie’s disappearance in an astonishing second novel that will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver.

Amy Zhang is originally from Wisconsin and currently attends college in upstate New York. Her debut novel, Falling into Place, was a top ten Indie Next pick in 2014.
Title:This Is Where The World EndsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062383051

ISBN - 13:9780062383051


Rated 3 out of 5 by from This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang This is a book about toxic friendships and manic pixie dream girls and non-linear timelines. The story is told in alternating points of view - Janie unravels the Before and Micah the After. Before and after what? That is the mystery. This was an extremely unusual yet wildly effective storytelling method. There is also a lot of quite unreliable narration which was also done really well and added a lot of tension and feeling. One thing that I didn't understand is If Janie and Micah loved each other so much, I don't understand why they didn't just ask each other out. They could have saved themselves so much unnecessary drama if they had just been honest with one another. I find when I can’t connect with the main characters in a book that it puts me off them and the book. It would have been an interesting story if either of the main characters were likable. I did like the story and like I said before I wanted to know what happened to Janie and Micah but that didn’t help me with the characters. This book was a very fast read for me but it wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read.
Date published: 2018-07-02

Editorial Reviews

“Zhang switches between Janie’s thoughts before the fire and Micah’s after, bridging the two with unsettling fractured fairy tales from Janie’s senior English project…Zhang’s subject and tone recall books like Paper Towns and Thirteen Reasons Why.”