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Let’s Call It a Doomsday

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There are so many ways the world could end. There could be a fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end ...more
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Expected publication: August 6th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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    Ellis fears the end of the world. Hannah knows when it’s going to happen. LET'S CALL IT A DOOMSDAY is an engrossing and thoughtful novel that tackles ...more

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    Kales
    Let me start off this review by saying this is a great depiction of GAD. As someone with GAD, I thought Henry's portrayal of it with Ellis's inner voice and her journey through therapy were good. I read it and related strongly with the vast majority of Ellis's struggles. I was impressed.

    Henry also had a great insight into the Mormon religion. Unfortunately, as a religion, Mormonism gets a bad rap. Admittedly, I am limited in my knowledge of this particular religion (it is limited to THE BOOK OF
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    Lacey D-Bell
    Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I was very lucky to receive a physical ARC from Katie Henry herself.

    This book features GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), mormon/LDS rep, and exploring your sexuality. I love that about Katie Henry's books... how diverse they are while still being respectful to religion. (which I don't care about respecting religion, but she does it wonderfully!)

    This book featured an interesting family dynamic. The main character's mother is struggling to understand her daughter's anxiety and doesn't always say
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    Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the author.

    Review to come by end of May (I just HAD to stay up and finish it but I'm so damn exhausted).
    Jessica Woodbury
    May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc, lgbtq, ya
    People can be complicated and it's great when stories understand that. Ellis Kimball is definitely not a one-note character. But a book is about figuring out how that character moves through the world and expresses herself, and that is where it comes up a little short. Ellis is struggling with anxiety, religion, sexuality, family, and the actual end of the world. That is a lot for just one character in just one book!

    Despite my criticisms, I liked all the issues this book brought up. I just wante
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    Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: reads-of-2019
    I absolutely loved this! Exactly what I was hoping for from the brains that brought me one of my truest loves, Heretics Anonymous.
    Lisa
    May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2019, arc
    I think a ton of readers will relate to Ellis in one way or another - the process questioning of what you've always known and the struggle to find answers about yourself and your deepest beliefs.

    The main character is Ellis, who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I've never seen internal dialogue shown so well in a story, and it made Ellis' humor and doubt that much more profound.

    Please ignore the ridiculous cover and sink into this lovely, deep contemporary!
    Chelsey
    Ellis suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. One day, when leaving her therapist's office, she meets Hannah who tells her that the end of the world is coming and that she's seen that they'll be together on that day. Ellis believes her, but will anyone else?

    Without having direct personal experience with either of these, this seems like a thoughtful and well-executed depiction of both clinical anxiety and Mormonism. With a quirky cast of characters (a la John Green) and a well-paced plot, this
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    Beth
    Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc, ya
    I adore this book. Perfectly drawn characters facing real life battles of faith, family, mental health, and sexuality with both humor and gravitas. I have more passages highlighted in this book than any other book I've ever read. Both youth and adults will be completely immersed on this path to discovering identity.

    "I’ve only been given one body. I’ve only been given one brain, miswired and odd and mine. But my voice—not just what spills over my vocal cords and into the world, but the things I s
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    Ivy
    Jan 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: coming-soon-19
    Whoever designed this cover probably ate Andy Warhol's soul and then ate a lot of tomatoes.
    Lukyan's Library
    Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: contemporary-ya
    This book was sent to me as a physical ARC from HarperCollins Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by me being sent this novel. It comes out on August 9, 2019.

    A really enjoyable contemporary book

    CW: Mentions and goes into great detail of possible apocalypse scenarios.

    One of the things I really enjoyed about this story is the involvement of the family in this book. Often in YA books, I feel that parents and other family members
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    JoLee
    Featured in "Mental Health Matters" on Intellectual Recreation.

    One way that Ellis's anxiety condition manifests is in an obsessive need to prepare for the apocalypse. One afternoon, Ellis meets Hannah in her therapist's waiting room, and Hannah claims she knows when and how the world will end. The two girls clearly need each other.

    Katie Henry tackles a lot in Let's Call it a Doomsday. Besides the mental health issues, Ellis is dealing with her faith as a believing Mormon, her sexuality, and
    ...more
    Crossroads Library
    Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Actual Rating: 4.75

    Ellis has General Anxiety Disorder and her life revolves around what if's. What if an earthquake strikes, what if there's a tsunami, what if a volcano erupts and covers the world in ash? Ellis is very concerned about the end of the world. So when she meets a girl who tells her she knows when it's going to happen, Ellis decides to go all in.

    Katie Henry's depiction of GAD was spot-on (to me, personally). Anxiety Disorder is a spiteful voice telling you all of the things you're d
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    Jill booksandescape
    I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review.

    Let's Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry is about Ellis, a girl who fears the end of the world. When she meets Hannah in her therapist's waiting room, her entire life changes: Hannah says she knows when the world is going to end. As Ellis and Hannah search for the answers to Hannah's doomsday premonition, Ellis quickly becomes friends with Hannah and her friends. Ellis is even more fearful of doomsday now that she h
    ...more
    caitlin
    Apr 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
    Review copy courtesy of Edelweiss.

    This book just wasn’t as compelling as Heretics Anonymous, and I just didn’t really sympathize with the characters. After her last book was strong satire about Catholic education, her attempt at doing the same to Doomsday prepping fell flat. I will definitely be reading the next Katie Henry release.
    j.chestnut
    Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arcs
    i think ??? i am going to go with 3.5 ✨
    i got an arc and i am supposed to review it but i'm not sure what to say.
    Kat
    Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: e-arc, diverse
    Two girls find themselves becoming best friends all while anticipating the end of the world. It is funny, sweet, and a excellent look at society with drama.
    Namrata Telugu
    wow. this book sounds out of this world. really creative idea, and plot. NEED IT.
    Kelli Cross
    Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This review is posted on both my personal account and the account for Crossroads Public Library.

    Ellis has General Anxiety Disorder and her life revolves around what if's. What if an earthquake strikes, what if there's a tsunami, what if a volcano erupts and covers the world in ash? Ellis is very concerned about the end of the world. So when she meets a girl who tells her she knows when it's going to happen, Ellis decides to go all in.

    Katie Henry's depiction of GAD was spot-on (to me, personally)
    ...more
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    Jan 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2019-releases
    pleASE KATIE HENRY GIVE ME THIS NOW :(((
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