Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Review of AFTER THE END by Amy Plum
I was intrigued by the concept of After the End by Amy Plum from the moment I read about it. This isn't your typical post-apocalyptic novel because you have a character who thinks she's living after the destruction of the world only to discover that she's been lied to. And, of course, the question is why. That question and many others drive this story ever forward. I started reading the book and in two days I was finished because I felt like I couldn't put it down.
This is very much a journey story. Juneau travels a great deal to try to find out the truth, and some of the truth she discovers is more heartbreaking than the initial discovery that her family's been lying to her for her whole life.
I haven't even mentioned Juneau's weird ability to interact with nature. It's interesting, and it's necessary for the plot of the story because she uses it a lot.
I was a bit disappointed with the end of the story until I found out it was part one of a series. I look forward to reading the rest of the story when it comes out next year.
Review copy provided by HarperTeen