This Is Not The End review by zip1
This is Not the End
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Enoree, South Carolina, United States
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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. Will he listen to his instincts and come out as the hero, or will he be the villian of the story that the universe is writing him into?


My opinion of this story is that it took a long time to really get into the story. It is boring at the beginning as the plot unfolds, but once you learn more about the characters and see some of the action, it gets really interesting. There is also a lot of action in this book, but it isn't gory, which is good because most "action books" feature blood and death, while this book just has a few fist-fights and a lot of debating/arguing. When the main character realizes what his "job" is, the book is a lot more interesting. If you stay with the book though, it has a really good ending and plot twist.

Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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There is suicide contemplation and references of the Anti-Christ which may offend others.

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