The end of the world is coming! There's just one problem: Adam Young, the young Antichrist living in England, seems to be misplaced. Aziraphale (an angel) and Crowley (a demon) thought they were the Antichrist, but they were wrong. They were "helping" Warlock a "regular" 11-year-old boy. Now that they know they have been nurturing the wrong child, the angel and demon have another problem: they don't know who the real antichrist is or where to find him. The two decide to work together and set off to find Adam before Armageddon. Why are they working together? Because they have each really grown to like this world, unlike other angels and demons. The antichrist is the only one capable of altering the coming catastrophic events, and they don't want things to change.
BTSYA / Teen Reader (16):
My best friend recommended this series to me when the Amazon Prime version came out. Now I can see why she likes it so much! While there were some parts I couldn’t follow due to the way the dialog is presented, I enjoyed the plot and it is my type of humor. Even though the book and series have some differences, they BOTH are amazing. If you know somone 13 or older who watches the show but has not yet read the book, definitely recommend it to them.
Readers who like British humor with their Science Fiction will truly enjoy Good Omens. Although it is a Heaven and Hell story, readers with no religious preferences can enjoy it just as much. It is the characters who drive the plot.
The pivotal character in the story is an Antichrist. Although it is completely fictional, the concept may give some devoutly religious readers pause.
This is a humor-based science fiction novel with characters who are neither all good nor all evil.
This is a story meant to be enjoyed for its humor. The characters have depth and are more than their "roles" (e.g., demon, angel). Adam is faced with an interesting choice - ask your readers what they would do.
12 and Up
12 and Up
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer age: 16
Borrow. This is a great companion (or pre-read) for the streaming series by the same name.
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