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Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean is a great book. Firstly, I absolutely love the cover, the blues and the greys, also with the birds flying over the ocean, looks so dramatic and it completely draws you in. Because it is set in a different country and at a different time, it almost feels otherworldly or fictional. This book is based on a true story set in St Kilda in 1727. It is about a boy named Quilliam and how every year, him and his friends go the Stac, which is a huge rock in the middle of the ocean, to go fowling. But this year no one comes to bring them home like they usually do. The boys' job is to hunt the birds and then sell the feathers, the oil and the meat. The island of Hirta live off the birds they catch and take the produce home to sell to the mainland. Another thing I love about this book, is the unusual language that is used and all the different names, which I have never heard before. This book is honest and is really different from anything I have ever read before and I don't think there are many books at all like this one. I truly recommend it, if you love a bit of history, mixed in with some adventure and an emotional twist.

Posted on: 14th May 2018 at 09:46 pm

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