The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Review

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth.

This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. What also can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.

As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

Title:The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

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  • Emily May

    "What is going on?""Maybe nothing," I said. "Maybe the end of the world. I'll let you know when I figure it out." I'm on the fence about The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza. It has many great individual ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza is like nothing I have ever read before or will ever read again. It is an existential and oddly hilarious book about choices, with a wide cast of amazing characters and...

  • Em

    is it gay? cool I'm in...

  • Larry H

    Shaun David Hutchinson's The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza may be one of the craziest, most thought-provoking books I've read in some time, if not ever. It's wild, poignant, forces you to suspend your...

  • ?    jamieson   ?

    "What is going on?"Maybe nothing" I said. "Maybe the end of the world. I'll let you know when I figure it out" so I'm finally reviewing this book. And Honestly? I can't remember the last time I felt ...

  • Kai

    “That’s the problem with living in a world where everyone was assumed to be heterosexual until proven otherwise.”This is my fourth novel by Shaun David Hutchinson. A few months ago I read Feral ...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    I’m falling asleep and I have to be at work at 5 am tomorrow, so I’ll come back and write a very intensive review later!Update 1/28/18:The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza has all the pieces that shoul...

  • April

    I think the best thing to do is to go into this book not really knowing much about it. Definitely five stars!...

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  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I REALLY liked this, but I feel like the ending was a little weak. I enjoyed the build up immensely, but tbh I almost stopped caring during the last 30 pages or so. Still highly recommend though becau...