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Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal.
What does the end of the world look like? Is it a global disaster? Is it a path that tails off into nowhere? Or is it just an ordinary place? Every summer, Quill and the young men of St Kilda are put ashore on a remote sea stack, where they hunt birds to feed the island folk. But this summer, no one shows up to take them home. Why have they all been abandoned – cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of the murderous ocean? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain it. How will they survive?
- A bleak and beautiful thriller by a master storyteller
- Gripping historical storytelling based on true events
- Geraldine McCaughrean is the author of The Kite Rider
- She has won the Carnegie Medal and Blue Peter Prize
February 1st, 2018
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AR book level: 6.4; Middle years plus; 10.0 points
- 336 pages
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