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Josie, Glossopdale School

Where the World Ends

Gripping, Shocking, Realistic.

St Kilda 1772, Quilliam is setting off for Warrior Stack - a lump of rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With no heat, no population but hundreds and hundreds of birds, The fowlers are the hope of the island - they must collect birds: to eat, to burn, to sell. The boat drops them of and will return at the end of the season. But will it ?

This fantastic novel tells the story of a party of 9 boys and men, who are sent to fowl on Warrior Stack. Braving the weather, the cold and the harsh reality of loneliness, they struggle to the end of the season. The birds leave, the temperature drops but the boat does not return...

I am not sure what to think about this book. At the beginning the book drags and it is hard to focus, however during their first week at the island the book is exciting and it wills you to keep on reading. Then the text falls back into a drag and it becomes very predictable and tiring. On the whole I disliked this book.

The front cover is eye catching and does relate to the story. with the birds, the wet cliff and the climbing the scene is set to begin the book.

I would recommend this book to anybody over the age of 11 due to some of the mature content. I rate this book a 3 and a half out of 5.

Posted on: 13th April 2018 at 12:31 pm

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