THE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA.

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The Last Days of California by Mary Miller

★★

I like road trip books and I like books about fundamentalism, yet The Last Days of California ended up being a disappointment.

Jess and her (secretly pregnant) sister Elise are being dragged on a family road trip across the country to witness the rapture, but neither of them are particularly convinced that the world is about to end (spoiler alert: the world does not end).

It’s pretty much your typical coming of age story, but it fails to bring anything new to the genre or strike any deep emotional chords (for me, anyway). It’s an interesting premise that suffers from a lack of direction. Much like the rod trip itself, The Last Days of California never really gets where it tries to go.

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