Synopsis from Amazon:
Music for the End of the World took me by complete surprise and shook up my heart along the way! This is not my usual genre, but I am so thankful that I gave it the shot that it completely deserves. The plot was arranged in such an interesting way from Will's point of view as he is reflecting upon his life. He has come up with his playlist for the last 20 songs he will listen to as his world comes to an end and reflects upon meaningful times of his life. We switch from the present to past reliving important events along the way that have brought him to where he is standing on Parliament Hill in London. I found myself flipping back and forth checking dates from the chapters and making mental notes as I pieced together the history of Will's life.
I went into this story thinking it had some type of science-fiction basis, but I was greatly mistaken. This is the story of a young man who lives and breathes music; it has shaped him into where he finds himself at the end of the novel. He has loved, lost, and been inspired in unconventional ways during his journey. After hitting rock bottom and finally bringing himself back up, he discovers how he can ultimately find the happiness he has lost.
This book asks some pretty powerful questions of us about our own lives. If it was the end of the world and you were looking back, how would you feel about these questions Michael asked in the book?
Were your school days the best days of your life? Did you form lifelong friendships, or were you glad to leave them all behind?
Does absence make the heart grow fonder, or make it easier to part? Can true love really cover any distance?
What role does music play in your life? Is it just an enjoyable pastime, or essential as a soundtrack to your existence?
Can you pick a day when you think the world changed? Were you emotionally affected by something badly, even though you weren't personally involved?
If you could have time back to spend with your loved ones, how would you use it? Would you just enjoy it or spend the time telling them everything you'd meant to say but never got around to?
Take a chance with this book from Michael Linford. It will move you to tears, have you questioning your own life, take you by surprise, and make you think of the music that has influenced you along the way!
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