Reading Middle Grade is happy to reveal the official book trailer for Justin A. Reynolds’s It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit. Scholastic is also giving one free copy to a reader. Find out how to enter at the end of this post.
Justin A. Reynolds’s debut middle grade book, It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit promises to be a hilarious foray into the world of middle grade lit. The author is known for his young adult speculative fiction.
The plot? What happens when five unsupervised kids face the apocalypse under outrageously silly circumstances? Here’s the official description from the publisher:
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 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 has just 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 mid-cycle, 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 his glow-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 a video 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 anytime soon. And as night falls, the crew realizes that they aren’t just the only people left in the neighborhood, they might be the only people left… anywhere.
It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit Book Trailer
Here’s the cool book trailer for It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit:
Join Justin A. Reynolds on Tour
Find Justin A. Reynolds’s in-person tour dates for It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit below:
Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm ET
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library (Cleveland Heights, OH)
Hosted by Mac’s Books and Lake Erie Ink
In conversation with EMMIE & FRIENDS author Terri Libenson
Friday, April 8 at 7:00 pm ET
Hosted by Turning the Page (Monroe, CT)
In conversation with I SURVIVED author Lauren Tarshis
Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 am ET
Hosted by The Lit. Bar (Bronx, NY)
In conversation with NEW KID and CLASS ACT author Jerry Craft
Sunday, April 10 at 6:00pm ET
Hosted by An Unlikely Story (Plainville, MA)
In conversation with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID author Jeff Kinney
It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit Giveaway
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