This Is Not The End
This is Not the End
This Is Not The End
James Salley is turning sixteen, and it’s not going well. His family’s too busy to care, the local bully creates new tortures daily, someone appears to be following him, and he’s just learned that he’s the Antichrist.All James ever wanted out of life was for Dorian Delaney — the operatically trained and suicidal girl of his dreams — to fall as in love with him as he is with her. But once he’s told of his bloody destiny, he finds himself fighting between who he thought he was and who he’s supposed to be.With the school librarian pushing him to begin the Apocalypse, an irritable homunculus watching his back, and a murderous cabal of Catholics following him everywhere, James must discover how to navigate a world in which everything he’s ever believed is wrong — and if it’s possible to be the hero of a story when you’ve already been cast as the villain.

Book Details


  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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James Salley, the main character in This is Not the End, may seem like a normal kid at first glance, but the people around him feel weird.

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James Salley turns sixteen on the day that the story begins, and after being bullied almost all day he finds himself on top of a water tower contemplating suicide. His family couldn't even be bothered to stay at their house long enough that morning to wish him a happy birthday! When he notices someone following him, he begins to ask questions he wished he wouldn't have. James is told that he is the Anti-Christ. After he lets that sink in for a while, he notices that it puts a wrench in his plan of Dorian Delaney falling in love with him.

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This Is Not The End has received a STARRED review from Kirkus.

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Starred Review “As James waffles between his conflicting desires to just be a regular kid and to make all who made him miserable pay, readers will probably be able to figure out what choice he will eventually make, but a last-minute twist on James' dilemma is the cherry on top of this absurdly funny and affecting novel. A wickedly funny examination of what it means to choose your own destiny.” —Kirkus Reviews
3 years 3 months ago
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This book is about a kid named James who has to learn to navigate throughout the twists and turns of becoming an adult. He hits some obstacles along the way but he turns out ok at the end. I recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12.
2 years 9 months ago
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This is my first review sorry if its bad...:)
2 years 9 months ago
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