The End of Everything by Megan Abbott

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I just finished the book The End of Everything by Megan Abbott.  I have to say, I was a bit skeptical going into it, because it's written from the point of view of a 13 year-old-girl.  I also don't typically read supense/psychological thrillers, but after reading this one, I'm beginning to wonder why I don't.  Aside from 2 or 3 sleepless nights during which I lay awake thinking about this book, I could NOT put it down.  Thank goodness for the audiobook version which allowed me to listen to it during every spare second of my day - while making supper, while cleaning, while taking a shower (yes, it was that serious!) - even while driving the 2 minutes it takes me to get to work. 

It might have been the mother in me needing to know what was going to happen - the main character, Lizzie's best friend goes missing, and there is a huge chance she may have been kidnapped by a man well known by the entire town.  Abbott does a great job writing from the point of view of a young teenager while also making it relatable for an adult audience.  This book explores friendship, family, and growing up, while making you question how well you actually know your acquaintances, your friends, and even your own family.  By the end, I didn't know who to trust, but the author expertly ties it all together at the end... and then leaves you with an unexpected twist.

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