I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi follows three high school students as they come to terms with the end of the world.
What would you do if you might only have seven days left to live? That’s the question on Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s minds as they face the fact that an alien entity might be the end to everything as they know it.
The official synopsis for I Hope You Get This Message reads:
Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.
When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization.
For high school truant Jesse Hewitt, though, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. Life has dealt him one bad blow after another — so what does it matter if it all ends now? Cate Collins, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about, most of which she didn’t believe. And then there’s Adeem Khan. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, forgiveness doesn’t. He can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.
With only seven days to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide even as their worlds are pulled apart.
We’ve also got an exclusive first look at I Hope You Get This Message‘s dynamic cover, designed by Erin Fitzsimmons and illustrated by Adams Carvalho.
And if that all sounds like something you might want to read, you’re in luck! We’ve also got I Hope You Get This Message chapter 1 right here. Enjoy!
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