Doomsday cults are a thing of legend here in America — it’s something we’ve seen over and over again, often resulting in tragedy. In Vivian Apple’s world, it’s gone beyond tragedy. It’s a revolution that she can’t wrap her head around. Church of America leader Beaton Frick has convinced almost everyone that the apocalypse is nigh, and that in order to be saved they must follow his gospel: The Book of Frick.
In VIVIAN APPLE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, Vivian and her best friend Harp are first thrown for a loop when their parents are raptured — like, actually disappeared without a trace. As chaos descends on their community, Vivian ends up in the custody of her grandparents in New York while Harp holes up with her older brother and his boyfriend.~ read more ~