EARLY PRAISE FOR MIXTAPE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
"A coming-of-age story that strikes all the right notes. Brandt has crafted lovable characters and a story full of heart and genuine passion. For anyone that's old enough to have made a mixtape, this nostalgia trip will be every hug your parents forgot to give you."
-Derek Porterfield, author of The Mute-Cat Chronicles
"A sweet story about the importance of teenage friendship and finding your place, Mixtape for the End of the World is guaranteed to transport you right back to the 90's."
-Jen Morris, author of Love in the City
"Mixtape for the End of the World is a heartfelt and heartwarming look at being a teenager. Full of late-90's nostalgia and young romance, it will make you miss the good ol' days."
-Readers' Favorite 5-star Review
It's August 1999 and the world will end in less than four months.
At least, that's what high school sophomore Derrick Townsend hears on the television as the coming Y2K apocalypse grows nearer every day. On top of that, he's now the new kid in town, having moved to Mount Vernon a week before school starts for the next semester. Music-obsessed, he creates mixtapes of his favorite songs to help him cope with—and escape—this new, unfamiliar world.
As Derrick navigates music, love and the end of the world, he and newfound friend AJ start a band in order to compete in the school's talent show. Derrick, however, also wants to impress the beautiful girl next door.
With Y2K approaching, the teenagers, contemplating the future and what it may hold, also cope with changing family dynamics and the drama of small-town life.
A nostalgic trip back into the late-90's Mixtape for the End of the World is a "heartfelt and heartwarming look back at being a teenager. It will make you miss the good ol' days." (Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review)
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