On The Edge Of Gone by Corinne DuyvisOn The Edge Of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

On The Edge Of Gone

byCorinne Duyvis

Hardcover | March 8, 2016

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A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature’s boldest new talents.
 
January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter—a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister? When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

Corinne Duyvis is a novelist and short story writer and an editor of the website Disability in Kidlit. She’s a graduate of the Clarion West writer’s workshop and lives in Amsterdam. Her first novel, Otherbound, received four starred reviews, and Horn Book called it “a humdinger of an adventure that contains the agony of loyalty, the al...
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Title:On The Edge Of GoneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1.25 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419719033

ISBN - 13:9781419719035

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from a fresh take on the end of the world I have read a lot--A LOT--of books about a cataclysmic event, and this one stands out. I like a fierce heroine as much as the next girl, but Denise will stay in my memory because she is fiercely coping. This isn't the girl who raises an army, she just wants to protect her family and not freak out. Happy to see some characters who are more like the people I know in the world. I couldn't stop reading.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book is an excellently diverse apocalypse story. The characters are distinct and believable, and the ownvoices representation of autism is exceedingly well done. The MC is a likable teenager who I really enjoyed cheering for. Some parts of the book made me very sad, but there was such optimism by the end that it made me feel good, too. The writing style was very good and easy to read. I feel like the title fits the story perfectly; on the edge of gone, but not gone yet. This story is about fighting to survive, and how that's done in many different ways by many different people.
Date published: 2016-10-09

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"There is a great level of diversity in this book, which raises questions of who is worth saving and what makes a person have value."