Title: This Is Where The World Ends
Author: Amy Zhang
Blurb (GR): Janie and Micah, Micah and Janie. That’s how it’s been ever since elementary school, when Janie Vivien moved next door. Janie says Micah is everything she is not. Where Micah is shy, Janie is outgoing. Where Micah loves music, Janie loves art. It’s the perfect friendship—as long as no one finds out about it. But then Janie goes missing and everything Micah thought he knew about his best friend is colored with doubt.
Using a nonlinear writing style and dual narrators, Amy Zhang reveals the circumstances surrounding Janie’s disappearance in a second novel.
- There wasn’t anything about this book I’d want to scream out in happiness for.
Problems of the plot
- Manipulative Relationships- Jane Vivian, and Micah Carter were the best of friends, until they went to high school. Then, Janie hanged around Micah, but never in public (cause images are everything). The thing that got me really mad was that Janie toyed around Micah’s feelings. Flirting with him, taking him out for nightly raids (not actual raids), and then suddenly leaving him for Ander (the more cuter guy)
- HORRIBLE ENDING – I’m going to spoil the ending a bit. The ending is literally, I am not afraid. Which is said by Micah, and really weak, and totally came out of nowhere. It was really weird how Micah went from a drinking bastard, too a suddenly strong person, and hasn’t been whining about the past few months about this dumb girl…
- Horrible Romance – The romance between Micah, and Janie wasn’t sweet, nor was it sizzling. It was just there. It was so bland, and it could’ve been improved 1000x.
– Janie – Janie is described as this creative, whimsical, out of this universe person. And I really admired that about her. However, towards the end of the book she was becoming melodramatic, and annoying. And I get why, but her attitude towards her friends, family, and everyone else really annoyed me.
– Micah – He was really adorable at first, but I found him weak. HE KNEW that Janie was using him, and yet HE STILL came back too Janie. I understand that they’re best friends, and in love, but that’s no reason for anyone to treat him like that. I also hated his “healing process”, which just consisted of drinking.
Maybe the writing style was the only good thing about this. I really like the way Amy Zhang wrote the novel. It was a bit confusing with the dual points of views, and there was no title indicating who was talking. However, it was written like John Green, or Jay Asher. The writing just sucked me in.