The End

50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About...Before It's Too Late

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

People have been making predictions about how and when the world is going to end for ages. The End is a fun pop culture read about the top 50 movies, books, songs, and artworks—from the movie Shaun of the Dead to the song It’s the End of the World as We Know It—about the apocalypse. Each item includes:
– A synopsis of the apocalyptic work
– Information about the apocalyptic theory behind it (from alien invasion to meteors, nuclear war, and natural disasters)
– An explanation about why this work is important in pop culture
Love doomsday talk and the art made about it? Check out this fun and entertaining read!

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-01-01
BISACS YAN025000, YAN052000, YAN050060
Features Awards, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents


  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee, Nominated, 2013
  • VOYA Nonfiction Honor List, Winner, 2013


School Library Journal

“Readers of dystopian novels may find this collection particularly intriguing. . . . [V]aried and interesting.”—School Library Journal

Author: Laura Barcella

Laura Barcella is a freelance writer and editor who can't decide between New York and San Francisco. During the past ten-plus years, this pop-culture junkie and Washington, DC, native has written about feminism, music, news, and lifestyle topics for more than forty publications, including, the Village Voice, ELLEGirl, Time Out New York, NYLON, Bust,, and the Chicago Sun-Times. As far as other books go, Laura is the editor of the anthology Madonna and Me, a book of essays by female writers about Madonna (Soft Skull Press, March 2012). She has also contributed to the anthologies BitchFest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism From the Pages of Bitch Magazine, Somebody's Child: Stories About Adoption, and It's All in Her Head, a forthcoming collection about women's mental health. When she's not writing or editing, she's reading magazines, at the movies, watching bad reality TV, eating imported gummy candy, or hanging out with animals (she has two cats and a dog, all rescues).