How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff is The Breakfast Club meets We Are the Ants. This is a timely story for a generation of young activists. Published by HarperTeen, the book hit the shelves in November 2020.
You can read more about the book here:
If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do? This is the question that haunts Amina as she watches new and horrible stories of discord and crisis flash across the news every day. But when she starts at prestigious Gardner Academy, Amina finds a group of like-minded peers to join forces with — fast friends who dedicate their year to learning survival skills from each other, before it’s too late.
View this post on Instagram
Celebrate the festive season with Ramachandra Guha in #TheCommonwealthOfCricket, discover #TheGreatestSecret with Rhonda Byrne, or perhaps the most important in the current circumstances – learn from Michelle Falkoff #HowToPackForTheEndOfTheWorld! Link in bio. #NovemberNewReleases #NewOnTheBlog
Still, as their prepper knowledge multiplies, so do their regular high school problems, from relationship drama to family issues to friend blow-ups. Juggling the two parts of their lives forces Amina to ask another important question: Is it worth living in the hypothetical future if it’s at the expense of your actual present?
About the Author
Michelle Falkoff is the author of Playlist for the Dead, Pushing Perfect, and Questions I Want to Ask You. Her fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, DoubleTake, and the Harvard Review, among other places. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently serves as director of communication and legal reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law.