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Nick, Aylsham High School

Where the World Ends

Where The World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean.
Where The World Ends is a book about a fouling party who get abandoned on an island away from home. Quill and his friends have to fight to survive in the brutal weather living in freezing temperatures in the winter and living off the thousands of birds killed in the summer months.
My favourite character in the book is quill a young man who has come to the island before and knows his way around. Quill is the main character in the book and we get introduced to him very early on. I like Quill because of the way he acts when things don't go as expected. He is the person in complete control of himself and keeps order amoung the more scared smaller kids.
There were a couple of parts in the book that surprised me slightly but I believe that these add a layer of unknown to the book.
My favourite part of the book came later on after a long build up through lots of twists and turns.
I believe that this book could be improved by introducing more action. I know, however, that this may be difficult for the author because this is a true account changed very slightly, so changing it largely may not be a good idea.
The mood of this book was quite upsetting because it was showing a true account of people being forgotten almost as if nobody cared for them. In the end, however, you will find out the real reason for the young boys and few adults being abandoned on a lonely rock surrounded by the unforgiving sea.
I would recommend this book to people of an age of 14+, this is because there are some bits which younger children may find difficult to understand.
I would give this book 4 stars because it has good amounts of action and keeps you on the edge.

Posted on: 14th May 2018 at 10:20 am

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