Book Review for Things To Do Before The End Of The World by Emily Barr


A timely and powerful coming-of-age thriller from the bestselling author of The One Memory of Flora Banks.


What would you do when you hear the news that humans have done such damage to the earth that there might only be a limited amount of safe air left – a year’s worth at most?
You’d work through your bucket list, heal rifts, do everything you’ve never been brave enough to do before?

Olivia is struggling to do any of this. What it is she truly wants to do? Who do she wants to be?

Then out of the blue comes contact from a long-lost cousin Olivia didn’t even know existed. Natasha is everything Olivia wants to be and more. And as the girls meet up for a long, hot last summer, Olivia finds Natasha’s ease and self-confidence having an effect on her.

But Natasha definitely isn’t everything she first appears to be .

My Review;

I’m struggling to put into words what I thought about this book. I thought the premise of the book was great and there are so many things I would want to do before the world ends. However I felt like the chapters didn’t flow into one another, maybe this is how the author wanted it I don’t know but I feel like it could have flowed better. Also it’s been a while since I’ve really disliked a character and I disliked Natasha from the get go, I couldn’t put my finger on why I didn’t like her just that she came across really fake. I also think the ending was a little cliche but just thinking about it hit me. This book isn’t about the world ending it’s about doing all the things to improve yourself and make yourself a better person so if you did die you don’t regret the life you lived.

Thank you so much to Dave from The Write Reads and Penguin for sending me a copy of this book via netgalley to review for the ultimate blog tour.

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