The Last Boy and Girl in the World – Siobhan Vivian

24157347Synopsis

What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together?

While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together.

And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.

There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose. You might do things you normally wouldn’t. Or say things you shouldn’t. The reward almost always outweighs the risk.

Almost.

It’s the end of Aberdeen, but the beginning of Keeley’s first love story. It just might not turn out the way she thought. Because it’s not always clear what’s worth fighting for and what you should let become a memory.

Review

Wow, this was a great story! It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that’s made me cry. But what else do you expect in a world that’s drowning?

My heart ached for Keely. It’s not easy to be young and not quite fit in with the mainstream. And it’s not easy to feel yourself drifting apart from a long-time childhood friend. It’s sad. It happens.

The family dynamics broke my heart. How could the Hewitt lives go so wrong? But I’m glad they owned up to it and worked hard to make their lives better.

I felt that the Jesse and Levi bits were treated perfectly. Jesse and Keely are so different. They had a goal to be the last boy and girl in the world, living it up and having fun all the way until the end. Who would’ve thought that it all played out the way it did?

I’m glad that the romance didn’t overshadow the friendship though. I’m glad that Morgan and Keely still have hope (or at least, some closure). And I’m glad that Keely is still able to maintain other friendships. Hey Elise, you’re a pretty decent person.

Overall, great story in a (feasibly) apocalyptic world.

Related Reading

  • Safe as Houses – Eric Walters
  • Autofocus – Lauren Gibaldi
  • We All Looked Up – Tommy Wallach

Rating: 5/5

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