Alba wants to stop time so she can stay in her small town forever ? but the end of the world might just force her to confront her future.Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the
Alba wants to stop time so she can stay in her small town forever ? but the end of the world might just force her to confront her future.
Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends. The only problem is she?s overlooked a few teeny details. Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared. And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails. Even her latest comic book creation is misbehaving. On top of all that, the world might be ending ? which is proving to be awkward.
As doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba?s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it?s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.
Full of Keil?s trademark quirky characters and witty dialogue, readers will be hooked by Alba?s romantic dilemma and the hilarious plot that links the end of high school with the end of the world.
?Alba is a feisty, fun, and introspective narrator??
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Story Elements: Setting; Australia, characterization; humorous tone
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First person point of view; female teen
Vivid language; imagery
Themes; teen issues; love, fear, change, friendship, coming of age, art/drawing, comics
?An amusing and perceptive take on post-adolescent life changes?with a twist.?
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