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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

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A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Surreal, brainy, and totally captivating." —Booklist (starred review)
"Provocative and moving." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hutchinson artfully blends the realistic and the surreal." —School Library Journal (starred review)


From the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and At the Edge of the Universe comes a mind-bending, riveting novel about a teen who was born to a virgin mother and realizes she has the power to heal—but that power comes at a huge cost.
Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth.

This can be scientifically explained (it's called parthenogenesis), but what can't be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she's had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. Other things that can't be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.

As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

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Publisher: Simon Pulse
Awards:

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 7, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781481498562
  • File size: 2879 KB
  • Release date: February 7, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781481498562
  • File size: 3227 KB
  • Release date: February 7, 2018

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.2
Lexile® Measure:780
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Surreal, brainy, and totally captivating." —Booklist (starred review)
"Provocative and moving." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hutchinson artfully blends the realistic and the surreal." —School Library Journal (starred review)


From the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and At the Edge of the Universe comes a mind-bending, riveting novel about a teen who was born to a virgin mother and realizes she has the power to heal—but that power comes at a huge cost.
Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth.

This can be scientifically explained (it's called parthenogenesis), but what can't be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she's had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. Other things that can't be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.

As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Simon Pulse

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 7, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781481498562
    File size: 2879 KB
    Release date: February 7, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781481498562
    File size: 3227 KB
    Release date: February 7, 2018

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.2
    Lexile® Measure: 780
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-4
  • Reviews
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