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Not the End of the World

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Being the daughter of the owner of a successful candy factory and living in a house with its own beach, Maggie should be living a sweet life. But after an explosive incident at school with her teacher, this spirited, funny, and troubled adolescent is just trying to make it through a long summer at home—while feeling a long hidden secret make its way to the surface.
Published May 17th 1993 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published October 1991)
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Jun 10, 2013 Cheryl rated it did not like it
This book really held my attention up until the last few pages--then it fell flat by not answering so many of the questions I had about the main character. I'm disappointed in the ending.
April May
May 22, 2015 April May rated it liked it
I like the character of maggie but the story is too drawn out. I had to google the book because I forgot what it was about and why I decided to read it in the first place. Just as it got good in the end, it ended abruptly without explaining what originally happened to splinter Maggie into differently personalities. It only hinted at it but we weren't told who hurt her and why her family seemed oblivious to her anguish and suffering. I would've have been happier if the author cut out a lot of ...more
Jul 01, 2014 Suzanne rated it liked it
Disappointing ending. It doesn't resolve much. And the title is kind of misleading considering the subject matter. The damage done to the narrator kind of is the end of the world in my opinion.
Lisbeth Solberg
I like Maggie, crazy though she is, but the ending was a bit unconvincing. Love the Yeats poem. "I could have warned you, but you are young,/ So we speak a different tongue."
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