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The End or Something Like That

Ellis, Ann Dee (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The End or Something Like That
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As the first anniversary of her best friend Kim's death nears, fourteen-year-old Emmy tries to fulfill her promise to make contact with Kim's spirit, but she gains new perspective from unexpected connections.
Authors: Ellis, Ann Dee
Title: The end or something like that
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC,, [2014]
Characteristics: 346 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: As the first anniversary of her best friend Kim's death nears, fourteen-year-old Emmy tries to fulfill her promise to make contact with Kim's spirit, but she gains new perspective from unexpected connections.
ISBN: 0803737394
9780803737396
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Dee Ellis
Copyright Date: ©2014
Subject Headings: Las Vegas (Nev.) Fiction Las Vegas (Nev.) Juvenile fiction Family life Nevada Las Vegas Fiction Self-esteem Fiction Schools Fiction High schools Fiction Friendship Fiction Teenage girls Fiction Best friends Fiction Death Fiction Families Nevada Las Vegas Juvenile fiction Self-esteem Juvenile fiction Schools Juvenile fiction High schools Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction Teenage girls Juvenile fiction Best friends Juvenile fiction Death Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Family life
Self-esteem
Schools
High schools
Friendship
Teenage girls
Best friends
Death
Families
Self-esteem
Schools
High schools
Friendship
Teenage girls
Best friends
Death
LCCN: 2013020975
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Aug 29, 2014
  • BUNBUN1978 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I really thought I would enjoy this book. It was not terrible however I just found it too slow moving. I wanted to know more why did she she the other ghosts and not Kim?

Aug 28, 2014
  • FindingJane rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

In spite of the poignancy of this novel’s theme, there is a curious flatness to the protagonist’s recital of her efforts to deal with her best friend’s death. The dialogue takes place mainly in her head, as the reader gets to see all her thoughts unspooling in her mind. That means a lot of repetition to get the point across ( e.g., “I am a horrible person. A horrible horrible person.”) and not nearly enough input from other people. There’s simply not enough in this book to avoid the insularity and dullness that can occur from being forced on the treadmill of the thoughts of a self-involved adolescent.

The inclusion of deceased spirits interacting with Emmy only points out the grayness of her life since her contact with them is a lot more meaningful than that she shares with the living. With the former, she actually has conversations, while the latter only get to hear her drone on and on about how she’s “fine” or “okay” after Kim dies. This is not a book to return to and I felt a profound relief to set it aside when I was done with it.

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