Book: The Last Place On Earth
Author: Carol Snow
Published: February 23 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co (Macmillan)
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
What’s It About?
When Daisy’s best friend Henry, who is basically a 16 year old genius, goes missing one day without a trace her life is turned upside down. Only after breaking into his house to find a note from him: “Save Me” are Daisy’s suspicions of alien abduction or a witness protection program less and less far fetched. In a desperate search for her friend, Daisy traverses into the Californian wilderness following a trail of clues seemingly left by her friend and stumbles upon a discovery that may change her friendship with Henry for ever.
What I Liked:
- Likeable characters
- appocalypse feel
- surprising plot twists
- NO INSTA-LOVE (for the most part)
What I Didn’t Like:
- The fact that there were no aliens, I was convinced this was going to end up as an alien sci-fi but I was wrong
- Characters felt somewhat underdeveloped to me
- pacing was a little off at times
- all parental figures were complete idiots
I truly enjoyed this book, I give it a solid 3.5/5. With a strong protagonist I sped right through this book. The best parts were the surprise twists, they really had me going. My favourite part is a little spoilery so stop reading here if you don’t want to be spoiled !!!
“Is this some kind of cult?” I Asked Henry. His father answered. “Of course not. People in cults are crazy.”
Big thanks to Raincoast Books for the ARC! You are the best!