The Reverse of Everything by Tara Brown

44402421One day can change everything.
One day the world is a delicate balance.
The next day the balance is tipped.
And there is no bringing it back.
When everyone over a certain age dies, a group of young adults make a perilous journey across the US, in hopes of finding something beautiful or amazing.
Something to cherish as their last memory.
Because maybe they’re dying too.
And in the end, all we want is something to be grateful for.
And maybe for someone to remember us when we’re gone.

From the author of The Born Trilogy, The Last City of Men, and The Blood Trail Chronicles comes a story of friendship and love, even as the world is ending.
This is a standalone novel

 

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This book was recommended to me because I needed something to read. After reading it, I’d be selective in who I would recommend this book too. If you like apocalypse style books, this is a good one for you.

You get the story of what is going on by Celeste and Zoe. We find out that in a blip of time people over 100 – yes everyone over 100 – has died. We don’t know why. They just fell over and died.

Zoe lives in Virginia, with her mom. When everything starts to go downhill the mom splits, leaving Zoe on her own. Thankfully she has Owen, her BFF. She also has West, the boy who is crushing so hard on her she doesn’t see it because she only has eyes for her gay BFF – Owen. Love Triangle DuJour. They decide to travel west in West’s families RV after the local correctional facility erupts.

Celeste and Roz are making their way South after they have nothing else to lose. Only in Virginia Beach, they run into some bad people. Making them move further on. Where they meet Milo and his faithful companion Stan. It doesn’t take long for them to meet up with Zoe and the two guys. Together they head west. She needs to see her family and Zoe has unfinished business of her own.

This story is about love and loss. I cried at one point and wanted to just stop reading. But then I realized if I did that I wouldn’t get my answers. Well, I didn’t get answers anyhow. Disappointing. I still have questions about what happened. I guess we’ll never know how and why? Some things are better left unknown. I don’t know.

Honestly, there is a lot I’m leaving out.  This book is hard to review.  I like some aspects of it but am left hanging wanting answers to other aspects.  Like why did some old people NOT die?  A metal plate in their head?  They were in the basement at the time?  Drinking a beer at the time?  Who knows.  But there is no answer as to why this happened or why it skipped certain people.  Maybe that is natures way.  Who knows.