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It's Only the End of the World

Super-human. Seriously unprepared

J. A. Henderson

256 pp.  
5 1/8" x 7 3/4"

Floris Books


Published:  November 2018


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 fast-paced, 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.

(From 11 to 16 years)

  • “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.” —Armadillo

    “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 favorite 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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