Vivian Versus the Apocalypse

by Katie Coyle

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

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A darkly witty and sharply questioning debut which will take you on an emotional journey set during the destructive aftermath of the Rapture. Portraying a chilling vision of a contemporary USA where the sinister Church of America is destroying lives....this puts the cult back into cult fiction...

Vivian Versus the Apocalypse Synopsis

Our cynical protagonist, sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple, is awaiting the fated 'Rapture' - or rather the lack of it. Her evangelical parents have been in the Church's thrall for too long, and she's looking forward to getting them back. Except that when Vivian arrives home the day after the supposed 'Rapture', her parents are gone. All that is left are two holes in the ceiling...Viv is determined to carry on as normal, but when she starts to suspect that her parents might still be alive, she realises she must uncover the truth.

 

Joined by Peter, a boy claiming to know the real whereabouts of the Church, and Edie, a heavily pregnant Believer who has been 'left behind', they embark on a road trip across America. Encountering freak weather, roving 'Believer' gangs and a strange teenage group calling themselves the 'New Orphans', Viv soon begins to realise that the Rapture was just the beginning.

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ISBN: 9781471402173
Publication date: 05/09/2013
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471402173
Publication date: 5th September 2013
Author: Katie Coyle
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Katie Coyle

Katie Coyle grew up in a small suburban town in New Jersey. The first story she ever wrote was about a girl with a pet dolphin - eventually the dolphin turned into a dog, and the third-person narration unceremoniously switched over to first-person. The story was never finished. However, since then, she has spent countless hours dreaming up tales about the weird and wonderful things that happen to teenage girls. She has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, and spends her free time buying books she doesn't need and crying at science-fiction television shows. Follow Katie at: www.katiecoyle....

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