Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse
I have the same sort of relationship with God as I do with Customer Service representatives. I don't really think of Him much until I have a problem, but when I do, I expect Him to answer my call, take down my complaint and solve it immediately.
I cannot in all fairness give this book a rating, because I am far from being the intended audience for a book of this sort. Firstly, I am an agnost. Secondly, I am made severely uncomfortable by religious literature of any sort. Thirdly, even the mentio ...more
So, sorry Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse: it's not me, it's you. I have far too many books to read, so you are now part of my "unfinished" or "couldn't finish" history. Better luck elsewhere.
Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse is hilarious. Sweet. Religious (don't reel back in horror. I touch base on this later in the review). Romantic. Friendship.
And it was awesome.
So, I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up Apocalypse. For starters, I knew it was a contemporary… and the title was Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse? Whaaat? But here’s the deal guys: it is about the apocalypse and it is a contemporary novel. A ...more
Angst and his buddies are just existing, drinking, running, and whatnot, when he meets some girl named Rebekkah or whatever. She's a super-Christian, and he starts to read the Bible and go to c ...more
Ein Wort: Mogelpackung. Everything You Need To Survive The Apocalypse ist nicht das, was man erwartet, wenn man sich die Verpackung anschaut. Weder Cover, noch Titel oder Inhaltsangabe sind ein Indikator dafür, worum es in diesem Buch geht. Es ist keinesfalls ein Endzeitroman und viel mehr als eine Coming Of Age Geschichte. In Everything Everything You Need To Survive The Apocalypse geht es viel mehr um Religion und was es eigentlich bedeutet ein Christ zu sein.
Aber von vorn. Das B ...more
If I had an Anti-Christian board, I would put this book on both the Christian and Anti-Christian boards at the same time. How come? Well if you read it, you' ...more
Cover:I really like this one.The cover i mean. Its simplicity and eye catching appeal drew me in.I like collage like covers.It seems like warmth is spreading.
Book: It was in my galley grab and i looked it it up. A YA debut so I thought''cool i'm so reading this for my DAC of 2012'' which is hosted by Kristi @ the story siren
First I have to say I know writing is hard work "cough"cough"my writing sucks"cough so far. Practice means perfect. Second I do not bash authors and only share ...more
Most of this book was great, and it was a very well-written book that did an amazing job of showing character development. The growth and maturity the main character exhibits throughou ...more
The writing is practically perfect. The characters, I loved. Watching the MC struggle with questions of religion and atheism and respecting his parents as he falls in love, grows apart from his friends and deals with betrayals -- it's all in there and written with such honesty and humor. Once I started reading, I didn't want to stop. And when I did have to step away to cook or pick the kids up from school, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I read it in a ...more
First Warning: This book is most definitely about the apocalypse, just not in the literal sense. And… if I'm honest I thought it was going to be, in the literal sense, and that's why I originally picked up the book.
Second Warning: In my review policy I say I'm not interested in fiction with religious undertones, and that is exactly what this book has (even if there is more to it)… so this was actually kind of a difficult read for me.
Third Warning: I'm trying ...more
Title: Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse
Author: Lucas Klauss
Genre: YA fiction
First of all, let me put this out there: the title is misleading. Very misleading. I picked up this book in the bookstore because the title of the book caught my eye. This book has nothing to do with the apocalypse or zombies or nuclear meltdowns (okay...maybe that was harsh--the books does mention the apocalypse a little bit.) But nevertheless, I found myself ...more
Phillip is your typical teenage boy. He runs. He has couple of good friends. He has a girlfriend (he thinks). He draws mushroom clouds topped with little hearts (among other things). And he's got a basement full of survival rations (including dirt, fertilizer, a generator and water). Phillip's mother has also recently died and he feels lost in his place in the world. Along comes Rebekah offering him a path to God and, not knowing (or having) his beliefs in place he follows her to youth ...more
Everything You Need To Survive the Apocalypse is a very well-written book. Honestly, I think even the ones who don't believe in God won't be able to say this book is terrible because it is too well-written. It obviously has religiously sensitive contents, which somehow made me comfy and/or uncomfy, at times. I'm not that kind of person who's really a believer of God but I do believe that there's something or someone even, out there.
Anyway, Lucas Klauss did a good job...more
By the third chapter this is what you think you know:
1) Phillip's mother was obsessed with the end of the world.
2) She has died.
3) Phillips father is a raging atheist.
4) Phillips cross country coach is a bully.
5) The only way Rebekah will like Phillip is if he becomes a Christian.
At this point you think you've got the book figured out. There will be some growing pains, some self discoveries, girls, and an angry father. You keep on reading because Klauss is a grea ...more
Sophomore year has a rough start for Phillip. His friends quit track and leave him to deal with the “Ferret” on his own. One friend ditches him completely to hang out with some douchebags. All the while Phillip still hasn’t come to terms with his Mom’s death…and his Dad keeps trying to get him to talk about it.
Then Phillip meets Rebekah…the “unconventionally” hot girl running track with him. She invites him to a youth group meeting at her church, which he goes to, to see her again. And ...more
If you pick this book up expecting it to be about the apolcalypse, then you are in for a shock. Because though this novel talks a lot about Earth's impending doom (or at least the theories and ideas behind it), the Earth is not, in fact, destroyed throughout the course of this novel. One teenage boy's ideas about life, however, are a different story.
This novel features Phillip, a quirky sophomore in high school who runs ...more
This was a great contemporary novel, yet I didn't realise how religious it was. There's no mention about it in the blurb, so I assumed it would just be a regular YA contemporary from a guy's (YAY!) point of view.
Even though I prefer not to read religious themed books, Lucas Klauss' writing made me want to read on and made me laugh, and curious about Philip's past with his mom.
To see Philip's struggle emotionally and physically as he c ...more
When Phillip first meets Rebekah, he's crouched behind her mailbox trying to hide from "Ferret," the cross-country coach who hates him. Phillip feels like an idiot, but Rebekah doesn't seem to mind his weirdness so when she invites him to the next meeting of her church's youth group, he agrees to come, even though it means seeing Ferret, who is one of the church's youth pastors.
Going to church wouldn't be a big deal for most teens, but it is for Phillip. His dad's an athiest-with-a-capital-a, ...more
I admit, I purchased this book because it had Apocalypse in the title and I liked the cover. I didn’t even read the synopsis (which is something I almost NEVER do). When I started reading it, I realized it was not something I would normally chose for myself, but the beginning was good so I kept going.
Phillip is a bit of a weird, but otherwise pretty average teenage boy. Living with his father and brother, he has two best friends and is in ...more