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It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit

By , Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Funny rants, slow pacing in apocalyptic tale.

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Funny rants and antics abound in this apocalyptic tale. It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit has plenty of laughs thanks to the narrator, Eddie Gordon. He begins by "hooking the reader up" and starting the chapter count at 100, so even readers that just start reading can say they're on chapter 100. It's an inventive way to start the book and introduce readers to the protagonist. Eddie has a unique and engaging voice and he speaks about many topics, from lamenting laundry conspiracies to fibs parents tell to his ADHD diagnosis and treatment. There's a lot of kid humor, burping, and dad jokes for readers to enjoy.

As entertaining as Eddie's rants are, there are a lot of them. The plot's pacing is slow, with most of the focus being on Eddie's musings. The to-be-continued ending will either leave readers wanting more or feeling disappointed that more wasn't resolved during the book.

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