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On the Edge of Gone

  • Corinne Duyvis
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  • ISBN-10: 1432863568
  • ISBN-13: 9781432863562
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs ( .79 kgs)
  • Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2019

About

Overview

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?

Age Range: 14-17 | Grade Level: 9-12 | Lexile Measure: HL640L

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Insightful, suspenseful, and unsettling in its plausibility, this novel is sure to stick with readers long after the last page has been turned. VERDICT A high level of believability and excellent writing make this diverse apocalyptic novel a recommended selection for any young adult collection.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“. . . what makes this a winner is the nerve-racking adventure. Life-affirming science fiction with spaceships, optimism in the apocalypse, and a diverse cast that reflects the real world.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“. . . a riveting apocalyptic thriller with substantial depth.”

— Publishers Weekly