When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels

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Katie Coyle, 'Vivian Versus the Apocalypse'
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Katie Coyle, 'Vivian Versus the Apocalypse'

2013, Hot Key Books

You would be forgiven for missing this quiet but powerful book about a Westboro Baptist-style cult by first-time novelist Katie Coyle. Released last year in the U.K., this book will hit the U.S. next year under the name Vivian Apple at the End of the World. (Though author Coyle is herself American – got it?) When a so-called rapture causes the disappearance of her parents (along with most of the adults in her neighborhood), Vivian and her best friend set out on a road trip across America to seek out answers. 

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