Abby and Aaron are living in a van in San Francisco. The Rapture that their parents dragged them across the country to join was a bust. Although they are twins, their reactions to this "disappointment" diverge. Abby wants to keep the family together. Aaron wants to go home.
Abby and Aaron aren't the only homeless teens in the Bay area. And Brother John, the charismatic preacher that the twins' dad follows slavishly, is not the only cruel parasite in San Francisco.
Bryan Bliss tells a story of dashed hopes as Abby must deal with her growing awareness that her parents can't take care of themselves, let alone the family, anymore. Aaron's desire to make money to fund his trip home leads him to disastrous choices.
I don't enjoy making decisions but I don't understand the desire to abdicate all control over one's life. Maybe temporarily, I'd like someone else to "take over" for awhile. To follow blindly seems to have always been a lifestyle choice. This book poses a question that I struggle with. Why would Faith in anything ask people to seek the end of life on earth?
That's about as deep as I can go today. No Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss was a thought provoking read. Don't do it!!! was a constant mental refrain as I turned the pages. Don't do it, Dad! Don't do it, Aaron!! Abby, don't do it! And Mom, how could you??