It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit by Reynolds, Justin A.
Justin A. Reynolds
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It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit -- Justin A. Reynolds, Hardcover


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

Twelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway has concocted his most genius plan ever to avoid chores . . . especially the dreaded L-A-U-N-D-R-Y. If he can wears every item of clothing in his wardrobe, summer will be halfway over before he has to do laundry!

On the day of the highly anticipated Beach Bash, Eddie ends up grounded until he can get his clothes clean. While left home alone to do his laundry, the power goes out mid-cycle. With his first load of laundry soaking wet and the rest still filthy, Eddie sets out to explore the seemingly empty neighborhood in just his swim trunks and flip-flops.

As he meets up with other neighborhood kids to find out what happened, they realize that their families aren't coming back anytime soon. And as night falls, the crew realizes they aren't just the only people left in the neighborhood -- they might be the only people left . . . anywhere.



Author: Justin A. Reynolds
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.35h x 5.67w x 1.26d
ISBN: 9781338740226
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.6
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 514748 / It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit


Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2022 - Book Of Special Distinction
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2022
Shelf Awareness 04/05/2022
Booklist 04/15/2022 pg. 53
Publishers Weekly 05/02/2022

About the Author
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. His second novel, Early Departures, published September 2020. You can find him at justinareynolds.com.