The Great Unknowable End

The Great Unknowable End

Slater, Kansas is a small town where not much seems to happen. Stella dreamsof being a space engineer.AfterStella'smom dies by suicide and her brother runs off toRed Sun,the local hippie commune,Stellais forced to bring her dreams down to Earth to care for her sister Jill. Galliard has onlyever known lifeinsideRed Sun.There, people accept his tics, his Tourette's Slater, Kansas is a small town where not much seems to happen. Stella dreamsof being a space eng...

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Title:The Great Unknowable End
Author:Kathryn Ormsbee
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1534420509
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Great Unknowable End Reviews

  • Mai
    Nov 17, 2018
    This book is insides altering, mind bending, heart wrenching, heart filling, inspiring and beautiful. Meet two lifelong misfits, Stella and Galliard. Both struggling to find their own paths in life when it seems that the world around them has already laid their paths. Throw in some cre...
  • Courtney
    Dec 30, 2018
    There was nothing about this book that I did not like. I have not read anything so engaging, so intense, so heartfelt, so true all year long. Thank you, Edelweiss, for letting me have that experience. ...
  • Michelle
    Feb 19, 2019
    This is the first title that I have read from Kathryn Ormsbee. The synopsis drew me in, the cover lured me, but the book just didn't engage me enough for me to be drawn in. I enjoyed the setting and the basic premise, because who wouldn't enjoy a mystery? But for me, I just did not ...
  • Jenny {So She Tries}
    Feb 12, 2019
    The Great Unknowable End takes place in the 70s and features a cult. Well, they don't call themselves that, obviously, they're a commune if you ask them. The story switches point of view between Galliard, who was the first child born in the commune and has lived there his entire l...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Jun 16, 2017
    PRE-REVIEW Inspired by The Twilight Zone, you say? Well, sign me the hell up! (Note: These gifs are from the episode, Monsters are due on Maple Street. All I can say is... ALIENS!) I'm a huge fan of this series. I've only watched it the first time when I arrived to ...
  • Stevie
    Jan 05, 2019
    I love the premise of this book. A dark and twisty girl. A boy in a cult. The 70's and the end of the world. But, I found myself bored within 50 pages. The fact that this one was almost 400 pages didn't help. I thought the plot moved very slowly, and nothing really happened until three...
  • Stefani Sloma
    Jul 18, 2018
    Give me all the cult books! ...
  • Stacee
    Feb 14, 2019
    I was completely sold by that synopsis and the previous book I read by this author. Sadly, this title was disappointing. I liked Stella and Galliard well enough. They?re both struggling and trying to figure out what they want from life and it was easy to root for them. There are ...
  • Maraia
    Dec 03, 2018
    Sadly, this didn't live up the high expectations set by the other three books I've read by Kathryn Ormsbee. ...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Feb 13, 2019
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I have really enjoyed everything I have read by Kathryn Ormsbee. And I didn'tdislike this one, but it definitely isn't my favorite of hers either. There are definitely so...
  • belle ☆ミ (mybookcastle)
    Mar 13, 2019
    overall, i enjoyed stella's journey into finding herself, discovering what she really wants in life, and actually doing something to achieve it. i did find the ending a little anti-climatic though. full review to come! ...
  • Jill Muller
    Jan 26, 2019
    3.5 out of 5 ...
  • Kales
    Dec 31, 2018
    I am so pleasantly surprised by this book. It was weird but in such an endearing and wonderful way. Kathryn Ormsbee is one of the most underrated YA authors and if you haven't read one of her books, you definitely should. The individual journeys that each Galliard and Stella take ar...
  • USOM
    Jan 24, 2019
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) The Great Unknowable End is about self-discovery. Whether it be Galliard and his questioning of his Red Sun life, or Stella's assumption of her motherly role towards...
  • C.G. Drews
    Dec 03, 2018
    it's a bit early for a review, so a few things this book is about! ? it's set in 1977 ? lots of music references ? there's a girl struggling to take her dead mother's place + a boy leaving the commune he's lived in his whole life to visit the outside world ? Galliard had ...
  • Georgia
    Feb 06, 2019
    I was lucky enough to win an arc of this book on a twitter giveaway by the author! So thank you so much to Kathryn for sending this to me! The Great Unknowable End is still not out for a week or two, so I'll keep this review spoiler free. Our first POV is Stella: she lives in ...
  • Alison Morquecho
    Mar 08, 2019
    I received this e-book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The title of this book drew me in. When I read the synopsis I knew I would enjoy this book. And I did. I pretty much fell in love with this book within a few pages. I was intrigued immediately. Galliard, who is o...
  • Emma
    Mar 20, 2019
    Grade: C An e-galley was provided by Simon & Schuster via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I'm having trouble quantifying this book as easily as I do some others I've read and reviewed. It was by no means a terrible book; it was just....
  • Silanur
    Apr 28, 2018
    Gotta love the Cold War era! Excited to read about a time period I've never read from before. ...
  • The Bookish Austin
    Dec 28, 2018
    You can read my review here: https://thebookishaustin.tumblr.com/p... ...
  • Dazz Ross
    Apr 06, 2019
    I am a little sad I didn't enjoy The Great Unknowable End as much as Ormsbee's past two YA novels, but I still really liked it. Ormsbee is still a master at creating stories that are incredibly engrossing and well-developed characters you want to root for. I felt like I was transported...
  • Celia McMahon
    Nov 11, 2018
    Thank you Edelweiss for the chance to review this book. Wow. This book was weird and fun, and surprising. This story is set is the 70's in a town called Slater, Kansas and involves one girl and one boy whose lives could not be more different. Hey, let's throw in some mysteriou...
  • Seoling :)
    May 18, 2017
    CAN I GET A HECK YES? I am so excited for this book. Why is summer 2018 not here yet? ...
  • Destiny Soria
    Feb 04, 2019
    An eerily beautiful book. Like a Twilight Zone episode in YA form. ...
  • Emma
    Apr 28, 2018
    after the beautiful masterpiece that was Tash Hearts Tolstoy I will read anything Kathryn Ormsbee writes!!! so uhhh cover?? release date??? ...
  • Eden
    Jan 18, 2019
    I wasn?t expecting this book to be set in the 70?s, so first of all that threw me off. Second of all, I expected the weird phenomenons going on in town to be explained. I didn?t really care all that much about the characters or the resolutions of their personal storylines. I want...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Mar 08, 2019
    Slater, Kansas, is like most Midwest towns --- record shops, hair salon, an outdoor theater and Red Sun, a nearby pacifist community that strives toward unity, shunning the Outside and its corrupting influence on relationships and the environment. While the commune is far from a myster...
  • Leah Hatch
    Feb 18, 2019
    I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee is a historical fiction/fantasy novel set in 1970?s Kansas. The story follows our duel protagonists, Stella and Galliard, as they navigate the strange happenings around their ci...
  • Aoife
    Dec 23, 2018
    Not nearly as good as I was hoping, I'm afraid. A book that builds up a huge mystery should really deliver on it, not wimp out with 'sometimes weird stuff just happens, I guess'. If this had been just about Stella and Galliard, without any of the strange stuff, I probably would have li...
  • Chelsea Pennington
    Apr 08, 2019
    I completely fell in love with this book. I think it shows such strong growth from the author, Kathryn Ormsbee, and is easily my favorite novel by her to date. The novel is dual POV with alternating chapters. Stella and Galliard's voices were easily identifiable and had clearly been...