Blurb: Lenny (short for Eleanor) feels like the world is about to end. Her best friend is moving to New York City to attend Julliard and her dad has terminal cancer. To cope with her stress Lenny is making a list of all the ways the world can end—designer pathogens, blood moon prophecies, alien invasion—and stockpiling supplies in a bunker in the backyard. Then she starts to develop feelings for her dad’s very nice young doctor—and she thinks he may have feelings for her too. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t. But a more age-appropriate love interest might. In a time of complete uncertainty, one thing’s for sure: Lenny’s about to see how everything is ending and beginning. All at the same time.
First up, I cannot get this cover out of my mind. For a book concerned about the “end of the world” the colour and vibrancy actually speaks to me about life and it’s so damned vibrant. And then there’s the story: Lenny is having the worst time ever at this point in her life, and anyone will be able to sympathise.