How confident are you in your book nerd knowledge? We had some *epic* authors come in to test just that—by playing a game of Five Word Books!
In Let’s Call It a Doomsday, a new release by Katie Henry, her main character Ellis (who we adore) and her friends play a game where they have to guess the book based on five word summaries. Some truly iconic examples?
- “Two horny teens ruin everything.” (Romeo and Juliet).
- “British children create murder society.” (Lord of the Flies).
- “Sociopath child slowly dismembers friend.” (The Giving Tree).
Basically, Five Word Books is amazing. And lucky for us, we got Katie Henry, the mastermind behind it all, and Mackenzi Lee, superstar author of the Montague Siblings books, to sit down and play a game. And, of course, hilarity ensues. See for yourself!
Guess The Book With Katie Henry and Mackenzi Lee
Does it get better? Oh yes. Because we got some of our other faves in on the action, too. Keep an eye out for more episodes of Guess the Book featuring icons like Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, and more.
And now, book nerds, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Take the quiz below, with clues taken from our amazing authors, and see if you can guess the book!
Can You Guess The Book Based On These Five-Word Summaries?
About Let’s Call It a Doomsday
There are many ways the world could end. A fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one.
What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen.
Despite Ellis’s anxiety—about what others think of her, about what she’s doing wrong, about the safety of her loved ones—the two girls become friends. But time is ticking down, and as Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, their search for answers only raises more questions.
When does it happen? Who will believe them? And how do you prepare for the end of the world when it feels like your life is just getting started?