The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Title

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781481498548

Pages

438 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL780L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Bisexuality; Addiction; Mental illness; alcoholism; depression; suicidal thoughts and/or tendencies; queer; bisexuality

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Awards

Best Children and YA Books, 2018 Young Adults
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2019 Ages 14 and Older
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 Fiction for Older Readers
Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019 Young Adult Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)

Keywords

supernatural; healing powers; miracles; missing persons; virgin birth; end of the world

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

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