The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World

Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don’t have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms.

When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia’s cynicism is met with Billy’s sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog are cropping up around them—maybe even because of them. And as the two grow closer and confront bigger truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse.

Title:The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World
ISBN:9781481481762
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  • Candace Robinson

    I liked the characters and the dialogue but I don’t know ... the book kind of felt wordy at times? I think it should have been shortened but the writing was good and the characters backstories were ...

  • Lou

    The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World is a surrealist gem which is absolutely fascinating. It has so much heart and soul oozing from each of its pages and is an emotional roller coaster ride of intense...

  • Kelly

    The boy in the story -- Billy -- and the girl in the story -- Lydia -- are best friends when their small town rival high schools are merged into a single building. They made the decision out of force ...

  • Elle

    * Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. *4.5 stars.This was a fun and somewhat oddball YA contemporary with a magical realism feel. The settin...

  • KristynRene The Hype Queen of Books

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for provided this eARC in exchange for an honest review.DNFThe first chapter convinced me not to continue reading this book. That sounds harsh, but stay with m...

  • Rebecca Petruck

    The surrealism of this book both shone an interrogator's determined light on some intense internal and external darknesses as well as helped make the darkness...something a reader could process? It's ...

  • Clare

    Thanks to The publisher and Netgalley for the advance copy of this. I really enjoyed this. It's my first book by this author. The friendships work for me. This whole book works for me. Billy and Lydia...

  • Karen Whittard

    I really enjoyed this book and I think that it is one of those books that will be extremely well rated and talked about in many different places. A really well written, thought out book....

  • Erin

    Wooooooooooooooow!!!!! Just Woooooooooow!!!! I’m just going to throw all the stars at this! In general, the fall YA lineup has been pretty spectacular so far. But this one, THIS ONE, is hands down o...

  • Deborah Hightower

    Thank you Edelweiss+ for the digital ARC of The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World. I really enjoyed this book. Billy and Lydia don't fit in with other students. He is an optimist and she sees the worse...