Running in Flip-Flops From the End of the World (Hardcover)

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Running in Flip-Flops From the End of the World (Hardcover)

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A hilarious middle-grade from justin a. reynolds that asks: What happens when five unsupervised kids face the apocalypse under outrageously silly circumstances?

When twelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway and his friends are left home from Beach Bash, aka the greatest party of the year, only to realize that everyone in town has disappeared without a trace, they do what any smart, responsible kids would do . . . have the best day ever!

No parental supervision sounds fun for a while, but forever is a long time. And soon the gang starts to notice strange things happening around town, and they’re only getting stranger. They have to figure out what happened to their families. It seems like getting to the beach will answer all their questions . . . but the only problem is that some mysterious force seems determined to prevent them from making it there.

Eddie knows that this is a clear sign -- obviously they should be focused on having as much fun as possible for as long as possible. But everyone deals with the fear differently, and soon the friendships begin to fracture. Can Eddie find a way to get all his friends on the same page? And will they ever make it to the beach?

JUSTIN A. REYNOLDS has always wanted to be a writer. Opposite of Always, his debut novel, was an Indies Introduce selection, a School Library Journal Best Book, has been translated in 17 languages, and is being developed for film with Paramount Players. He hangs out in northeast Ohio with his family and likes it, and is probably somewhere, right now, dancing terribly.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338815160
ISBN-10: 1338815164
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English

Praise for It's the End of the World and I'm In My Bathing Suit:

* "A doomsday scenario is rendered surprisingly funny here . . . and so readers are given freedom to enjoy [Eddie's] brilliant quips, his quirky friends, and this highly unusual day without dwelling on what comes after this strange, golden afternoon when kids ran the neighborhood." -- BCCB, starred review

"With Reynolds' signature witticisms and jump-off-the-page jokes....[this is] equal parts friendship story, coming of age, and comedic apocalypse, this will be a great red for reluctant readers and kids looking to take their summers into their own hands." -- Booklist

"Matter-of-fact scenes with Eddie taking his ADHD medicine and talking through school and home pressures with Trey, their school’s all-star athlete, offer insightful representations of Black boys bonding." -- Kirkus