Vivian Apple at the End of the World

When her parents are “Raptured,” Vivian sets off on a road trip in search for the truth.

By Katie Coyle Read by Julia Whelan Science Fiction & Fantasy / Suspense / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 8h 2m Sell Sheet Also available on
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7 Audio CDs January 20, 2015 $29.99 $19.99 9781633795235 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs January 20, 2015 $19.99 $14.99 9781633795273 Add to Cart

Part 1 of the Vivian Apple series.

							Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country road trip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivian Apple isn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth.

"Narrator Whelan gives Vivian a curiously aloof and cool voice, even in the face of danger from those who see her group as unbelievers and worse. But the distance in her voice as she presents just the facts emphasizes how dominant the evangelical Church of America has become, as no one questions its control." - Booklist

"Recommended for mature young adult listeners." - School Library Journal (audio review)

Starred Review. "A gritty, often troubling work that is nevertheless infused with humor and heart." - Booklist (book review)

Starred Review. "Skillful plot twists, mordant humor, and careful characterizations make this a memorable coming-of-age story and noteworthy debut." - Publishers Weekly (book review)

Whelan emphasizes the twists in Vivian's daring journey to discover the truths behind the sexist, rigid cult of the church. The fast-paced story includes intelligent irreverent humor. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. - AudioFile Magazine