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You and Me at the End of the World

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  2,472 ratings  ·  451 reviews
This is no ordinary apocalypse...

Hannah Ashton wakes up to silence. The entire city around her is empty, except for one other person: Leo Sterling. Leo might be hottest boy ever (and not just because he's the only one left), but he's also too charming, too selfish, and too devastating for his own good, let alone Hannah's.

Stuck with only each other, they explore a world wit
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 20th 2021 by Scholastic Press
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Eilidh I would say a mature 8th grader would possibly be alright reading it but definitely a book aimed at older teens.

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This is a tough book to rate because I liked YOU AND ME AT THE END OF THE WORLD but I wasn't keen on the ending and I can't really say why without delving into some pretty major spoilers, and since the book doesn't come out until July, I don't want to spoil it. The short of it is, Hannah is a young ballerina who wakes up to a silent world that no longer has any people in it. She thinks she's completely alone until, inexplicably, she hear
Candace Robinson
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book and these characters! It was totally character driven which is my jam, along with cool mysterious things entwined! You get the paranormal mixed with contemporary and oh so much swoon! Ballet, music, romance, and so much more!
Vee ∆ (Taylor's Version)
Oh WELL...

If I could describe this book only with emojis it would be this!!!

I can't decide if I liked this book or I'm disappointed a lil bit - MAYBE BOTH!!!

It was tough to rate this book becuase even though the story is somehow thrilling and refreshing, I was expecting more from it!
Both the character are a lil bit sweet but at the same time their personality are a bit bland!
Both of them wanted something to happen between them but couldn't initiate that!!! Which was super frustrating 😂

Nicole Lesperance
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If I were to review this book in person, it would mostly be a lot of incoherent, delighted yelling and flailing. I flew through this book in just a few sittings and missed my bedtime two nights in a row because I just HAD to find out what was happening. Without giving too much away, this story has an amazing speculative element that doesn't quite reveal the genre until you get to the end. Which I found amazing and surprising and unusual in the best possible way. I loved how Hannah and Leo had su ...more
Brooke Davis
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I finished this one a few months ago and I’m STILL thinking about it. I was hooked from the beginning by the need to know exactly where everyone went, but I was really drawn into the story by the slowly blossoming bond between Hannah and Leo. Their fears, desires, and flaws were so well fleshed out that these characters really sprang off the page for me. By the end, I was so truly invested in their lives that their own personal fates mattered more to me than the question of what happened to ever ...more
Aug 30, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Absolutely poor execution and immaturely written. The main story? Totally different! And I did not find any actual/real apocalypse! Sadly the concept of this book had so much potential but didn't quite deliver what was expected. 😕 ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, best-of-2021
It's no exaggeration to say that this book cured my 2021 reading slump, a feat even Ace Of Spades couldn't manage. I fell in love with everything about Leo and Hannah, passing cups of tea with them, jamming out on the Galaxe with them, and surviving the storms with them. I just loved this book.

Leo and Hannah are perfectly opposites of each other, the punk lead singer and the pristine ballet dancer. While trying to navigate the empty world around them, they learn from each other too. The empty wo
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Please excuse me while I try not to JoyPuke all over myself. Absolutely loved it, could not put it down, ignored all of my last weekend before Christmas responsibilities to see it through. Searing, soaring, steamy and dreamy — best paired with a hair metal playlist.
Jul 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
“it’s idiotic. i’ve known leo for two days. #instalove. i’ve seen it. i’ve judged it.”

and i’m judging it now. just because a book points out it’s instalove doesn’t make it any better. i wanted to love this one so much, because the concept sounds so cool!!! you wake up one morning and there’s nobody left on earth and then you find someone and they are Very Attractive™️?? sign me up!! but the plot fell so flat, hit all the clichés on all the wrong notes, and the only thing i truly enjoyed was the
Jul 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing

The world is ours for the taking! You & Me at the End of the World by Brianna Bourne takes, twists, and toys with that little phrase to create a dazzling reading experience like no other. It’s a sweet, rockin', apocalyptic romance that had my full attention and whole heart from the first line to the last. I mean it! The opening scene is in a bookstore. Haha…Ms. Bourne had me at hello.

Once upon a time…a girl and boy wake up alone. I mean alone, alone. The whole city of Houston is empty and silent
Oct 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Cute different I really wanted to know what was going on!!!
Marti Leimbach
Mar 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
I LOVED the story of this engaging #YA dystopian low fantasy novel. It is exactly what it says on the label: a boy and a girl who get to know one another at the literal end of the world.

The novel opens with the unlikely pairing of Leo, a cool and daring rockstar at only 17, and Hannah, who he teases for being too self-contained and calls “Ballet girl”. The unlikely couple have been roaming solo in an emptied out city of Houston, all alone at what appears to be the end of the world until their ch
Jennie Wexler
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book grabbed hold of me and didn’t let go until the very end. Brianna Bourne expertly weaves unforgettable characters with gorgeous prose and a tightly woven plot. Hannah and Leo are the last two people alive in a post-apocalyptic world. Hannah is a type-A ballerina and Leo is a messy rocker with a soft side. They each grow and learn from each other as they try to navigate their new world. I can’t go into any more specifics about the plot because I don’t want to give anything away! I comple ...more
Abigail Singrey
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book has a killer hook. Imagine waking up to an empty city. No people. That's what happens to Hannah, until she finds the only other person left in Houston. Leo, the gorgeous bad boy musician who she vaguely knows from school, but would never hang out with. Leo skips school, parties and has a new girl every week. Hannah only dates fellow ballet dancers because they understand that almost all of her time has to be spent practicing to be the best.

It may have taken an end-of-the-world-type ev
Jul 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Hol-ly crrap i liked this way more than i thought i would

at first i nearly didn't finish it bc it felt like i was reading some wattpad story (more on that in a sec) but i was trapped in a car for twelve hours and this was the only book i had downloaded so i'm actually glad for that

okay so, the romance was so cute and fluffy i really liked the slow burn even if it was a little frustrating

the plot was engaging and kept me guessing and re-guessing which i wasn't expecting! i was scared that we w
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Sep 30, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dont-recommend

I am actually embarrassed to have read this book. I was expecting a post-apocalyptic novel, but what I got was one long build up to a make out session.

There's almost zero story, essentially instalove (plus an extra helping of denial!), and lots of butterflies when they make eye contact, "brush shoulders," etc.

The only reason I'm not giving it one star is because there wasn't a sex scene.

Ugh, I am so disappointed that this book did not deliver on its title. I might have to go back and rerea
Feb 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books
This was so adorable, oh my gosh <33
Nimrah Nazim
Aug 05, 2021 rated it liked it
It's not that I didn't like it, it's just I would've loved it more as a teenager!! It was super cute to read tho...
Noah de Campos Neto
4 stars!

I honestly did not see that ending coming if it wasn’t for that ending it would’ve been a 3 star book for me. The characters were okey the plot was fine too. It was just dragged out a bit at some points. I literally skipped entire pages sometimes just to get to the good stuff
Mar 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
At the start of You & Me At the End of the World, high school student and ballet dancer Hannah finds herself in a book store in Houston. It’s been five days since she woke up to find herself completely alone in the city. Confused and still trying to process what happened, Hannah finds comfort in the bookstore that was owned by a friend of the family. While in the bookstore she hears music coming from the shop next door and peeks in to see a classmate, Leo Sterling, playing guitar. Hannah is scar ...more
Katrina Reads
Jul 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Having read a few ‘end of the world’ novels recently, You & Me at the End of the World is by far the best. It differs from the others in that the ‘end’ has already happened, there is no prior panic, no what-ifs… Hannah and Leo wake up one day and realise they are the only ones left in their city. We see their journey towards understanding what has happened and where everyone has gone.

I read this in just over a day, which proves to me that it is engaging, and I didn’t want to put it down (my read
Anuradha Rajurkar
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book blew me away. Slow-burn romance is my weakness, and there is plenty of it between Hannah and Leo and their sizzling chemistry. The speculative fiction elements (Hannah and Leo discover that they are the only two people on earth, and they must unravel the mystery surrounding this unfathomable truth) were so fresh and inventively constructed. I reveled in the author's immersive, evocative writing style, and the end pretty much exploded my brain in the best possible way. I loved this genr ...more
Lori Kaufmann
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, must-recommend
Loved this book! It's a totally new take on the boy-meets-girl trope combining a bit of a dystopia, mystery and first-love. It won me over with its fast-paced plot, intriguing setting and lovable characters. Sweet, smart, and fun. Highly recommend for all young-ish readers! ...more
Aug 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-romance
he was a punk bf and she did ballet gf in an apocalypse
May 26, 2022 rated it really liked it
okayy i did now expect any of what happened to happen but this book & the characters genuinely made me so happy. i love hannah and leo smm and the love they have for eachother is so sweet i wanna cry 🫶🏼
rian mary
Jan 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Jan 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
Loved the storyline, characters and moments they had together. Easy read but so worth it!
It looks as though most reviewers other than me really loved this book. I enjoyed the premise of two adolescents seemingly facing the end of the world together, but the story lost my interest about halfway through and I had to force myself to finish it. Sorry! I just couldn't stop thinking about why the main characters never gave each other more than a passing glance before all of this happened and what exactly they had in common. I also felt so frustrated that it took a near tragedy to get them ...more
Hannah Guzman
Jul 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
okay so, the first 100-150 pages are definitely a little bit of a lull and there are moments where the book does get a tad boring BUT then around page 180 i started to get all the feels that can only be described as “💖✨☺️💫💘🦄⚡️🌈💓” this book brought me back to all the feels of being 15 and being giddy around boys and i absolutely adored it! could there have been some improvements and maybe deeper plot/character development? yes, absolutely. Did it always make me feel like i was in a teenage dream ...more
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When she's not writing, Brianna Bourne works as a stage manager for ballet companies around the world. Originally from Texas, she grew up in Indonesia and Egypt and now lives in England with her husband and their two daughters.

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