Let's Call It a Doomsday

Katie Henry (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
August 06, 2019
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.4 X 8.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062698902

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About the Author

Katie Henry, author of Heretics Anonymous, Let's Call It a Doomsday, and This Will Be Funny Someday, is a writer living and working in New York City. She received her BFA in dramatic writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is a published playwright, specializing in theater for young audiences. Her plays have been performed by high schools and community organizations in over thirty states. You can find her online at www.katiehenrywrites.com.

Reviews

"As Ellis learns to consider the hopeful alongside the negative scenarios, the story rushes toward its intriguing, suspenseful conclusion... A too-rare, well-rounded portrayal of a religious adolescent, from the author of Heretics Anonymous."--The Horn Book
"Henry writes witty dialogue, creates complicated characters, and treats different religious beliefs with sincerity and respect... This one's a gem."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Most impressive here is Henry's multifaceted take on religion. Come for the arch first-person narrative and puppy love, stay for the examination into belief."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"The story adeptly asks readers to question what they believe and why, without being preachy, judgmental, or dismissive. Humor interlaced with more serious ideas make for an interesting and enjoyable read. Highly recommended, especially for teens who are passionate about a cause."--School Library Journal
"In this entertaining coming-of-age story, five free-thinking students launch a clandestine campaign against their school's rigid policies and practices, with unanticipated consequences. Snappy dialogue sparkles throughout this skillfully crafted debut."--Publishers Weekly
"In addition to being a frequently hilarious comedy with its share of complicated romance, the story presents a thought-provoking look at faith, questioning but ultimately respectful of Catholicism and other beliefs."--Horn Book Magazine
"Genuine and heartfelt doctrinal questions arise in between the pranks and the conversations Michael has with his new friends, allowing both believing and nonbelieving readers to find their way into this exploration of the way feelings about family and faith intersect. A balanced perspective of possibilities of faith and skepticism."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for Heretics Anonymous: "With a page-ripping plot and realistic character development, Henry's funny, heartwarming tale of unlikely rebels soars: an auspicious debut."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A rare YA novel in its approach to religious faith as a life-giving, if complicated, aspect of a young adult's life... Ellis is a protagonist to root for."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A whip-smart and compelling protagonist who grapples with deep questions about the nature of belief, identity, and control... One of the few YA titles with a Mormon protagonist... Humorous dialogue and richly developed supporting characters add to the appeal."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Henry treats Ellis' faith with respect and sensitivity while still realistically depicting her struggles to find love and acceptance of herself in a community that is not always supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals... the final few chapters send the reader on a satisfying rollercoaster."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books