It's Only the End of the World

It's Only the End of the World

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Charlie thinks he's a pretty normal guy, until someone breaks into his room one night and reveals that everything he's ever thought about anything is wrong.

1. His parents are boring -- nope -- they're actually highly skilled computer hackers with a history of radical action

2. He has no special talents -- nah -- he's been jacked up with the Atlas serum, making him near enough a super hero (minus the spandex)

3. The world is basically a good and predictable place -- wrong again -- there's an evil corporation determined to bring on THE END OF THE WORLD... and kill him

4. The person who broke into his room is weird -- OK, that one is true. But Daffodil (not her real name) has a bossy, all-powerful artificial intelligence attached to her brain stem which is bound to make anyone a little different.

In this pacey, ironic thriller, brilliant dialogue meets slapstick fight scenes, in a teen version of Christopher Brookmyre, and the question of who's controlling whom is startlingly, hilariously and constantly revised.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22.86mm | 238g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782505172
  • 9781782505174
  • 1,715,114

Review quote

'The story keeps the reader turning pages with witty humor and unexpected plot twists. I had trouble putting the book down once I began.'
--Youth Services Book Review

'This book is a Hollywood holiday blockbuster, giant box of popcorn with your mates, having a good time romp A great big, big great party of a story.'

'A whirlwind of action and breathless exposition. . . A sharply built adventure with engaging characters.'
--Kirkus Reviews

'This book is 5 parts of thrilling storytelling that is page-turningly brilliant! Full of drama, unexpected twists, genuine heartfelt moments and ACTUAL LOLS! Perfectly paced and wonderfully written. Daffodil McNugget is inspired - Her one liners are epic! If anyone needed another reason why J.A Henderson is my favourite author then just read this book.'
--Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary)

'A fast-paced, action-packed roller coaster ride that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout A must read for anyone who is interested in computers, action, intrigue and world domination!'
--Addicted to Books blog
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About J. A. Henderson

J. A. Henderson is an award-winning author of fiction, and non-fiction, for children and young adults. Originally from Dundee, Scotland, he now splits his time between Brisbane, Australia and Edinburgh, Scotland, where he runs the award-winning 'City of the Dead' ghost tours. Jan won a Royal Mail Book Award for teen thriller Bunker 10.
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Rating details

21 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 33% (7)
4 24% (5)
3 33% (7)
2 10% (2)
1 0% (0)
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