Location: FIC ACE
Genre: Sci Fi- Dystopic
Anxiety disorders are real, and paralyzing, mix this with the end of the world and huston we have a problem!
As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth.
For 17 year old Alex, life is full of choices. And every decision she makes - about her boyfriend Nicholas, her parents, where she's going to go to school after graduation - only serves to heighten her already out-of-control anxiety. And then the unthinkable happens: vertexes (or portals) appear all over the planet, inviting people to leave before a comet hits the earth and wipes out humanity, giving them several months to consider their choice. What to do?
Well what would YOU do? I asked myself that throughout the book. Acevedo takes us on a wild, yet authentically human ride in this book. We care about the characters: their struggles, their fears, their hopes.