It's the End of the World and I'm In My Bathing Suit
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A hilarious new middle-grade from Justin A. Reynolds that asks: What happens when five unsupervised kids face the apocalypseunder outrageously silly circumstances?Twelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway has concocted his most genius plan ever to avoid chores... especially the dreaded L-A-UN-D-R-Y. If he can wear all the clothes he owns, he'll only have to do the laundry once during his school break.On the day of the highly anticipated Beach Bash, Eddie's monstrous pile of dirty laundry is found by his mom. And Eddie's day hasjust taken a turn for the worst. Now he's stuck at home by himself, missing the bash, and doing his whole pile of laundry. But midcycle,the power goes out!With his first load of laundry wet and the rest of his stuff still filthy, he sets out to explore the seemingly empty neighborhood in hisglow-in-the-dark swim trunks, flip-flops, and a beach towel. He soon meets up with other neighborhood kids: newcomer Xavier (who was mid-haircut and has half his head shaved), Eddie's former friend Sonia (who has spent her entire break trying to beat avideo game and was mid-battle with the final boss), and siblings Trey and Sage (who are dealing with major sibling drama).As they group up to cover more ground and find out what happened, they realize that their families aren't coming back anytimesoon. And as night falls, the crew realizes that they aren't just the only people left in the neighborhood, they might be the onlypeople left... anywhere.