Released August 6, 2019 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Doomsdayoption_02

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There are many ways the world could end. A fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one.

What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen.

Despite Ellis’s anxiety—about what others think of her, about what she’s doing wrong, about the safety of her loved ones—the two girls become friends. But time is ticking down, and as Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, their search for answers only raises more questions.

When does it happen? Who will believe them? And how do you prepare for the end of the world when it feels like your life is just getting started?


“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

“Full of heart and hope, even as she believes the world is about to end, Ellis is a protagonist to root for.”
–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Ellis is a whip-smart and compelling protagonist…Humorous dialogue and richly developed supporting characters add to the appeal. A first selection.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“A too-rare, well-rounded portrayal of a religious adolescent.”
–Horn Book Magazine