The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
Book Review by Diana Ho
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza follows the narrative of sixteen-year-old named Elena Mendoza, a child of a virgin birth and has the power of healing people. After hearing voices from inanimate objects all her life, Elena discovered a power where she could heal people when her crush, Frankie, gets shot by a boy at Starbucks. Throughout the book, Hutchinson uses descriptive language that will keep you on the edge of your seat on every page. The story describes how Elena will soon discover the dark secret behind her magic healing powers and how she could survive in the real world. Embark on this journey with Elena, her best friend Fadil, her crush Frankie, and the inanimate objects that tell her how to save the world.
In my opinion, this book would definitely be the top of my favorite fiction books. Not only did Hutchinson include character development in the story, he also was able to write the story in the mind of a teenage bisexual girl, which was probably the most challenging element of the story. I would highly recommend reading this book– it will keep you on the edge of your seat!