Review by Jasmine Sov, 13
Let’s Call it a Doomsday By Katie Henry
Let’s Call It a Doomsday is about a girl named Ellis Kimball, who, because of her overwhelming anxiety, is prepared for every possible way that the world could end. Maybe even over-prepared. When she meets Hannah Marks, a girl who claims to know when the world will end, her life is turned upside down.
The story tackles many difficult issues such as religion, sexual identity, and mental health, but Ellis’ character development seems to be highly lacking. She maintains the same beliefs all throughout the story, and by the end, doesn’t really seem different from the beginning.
However, I do appreciate the other characters’ developments. As the story progresses, even Ellis’ sibling Emmy is a bit wiser than before. Finally, the sexual identity aspect of the book was refreshingly real, and I would have loved to see more of it.
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