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The End or Something Like That

By Joanna H. Kraus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teen haunted by promise to dying friend in tale of grief.

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The spare prose in The End or Something Like That is moderately effective but doesn't match the weight of its subject matter -- dealing with profound grief and the loss of a best friend.

From the beginning, we know that the death has occurred and the novel moves back and forth in time. Sometimes this is confusing, as there's no chronological order to the flashback events. But it's satisfying when Emmy, with the help of Skeeter, a loyal friend and neighbor, finally takes hold of her own life.

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