Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean audiobook

Where the World Ends

By Geraldine McCaughrean

Macmillan Young Listeners 9781250225498
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"McCaughrean takes the bones of a real event, wraps it in immersive, imaginative detail and thoroughly real emotion, and creates an unforgettable tale of human survival. A masterpiece." - Kirkus Reviews Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L. Printz Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival. Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is. Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned—cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea? This is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty.

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Summary

Summary

Carnegie Medal for Literature

"McCaughrean takes the bones of a real event, wraps it in immersive, imaginative detail and thoroughly real emotion, and creates an unforgettable tale of human survival. A masterpiece." - Kirkus Reviews

Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L. Printz Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival.

Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is.

Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned—cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea?

This is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliant, beautiful, as unpredictable as the sea itself.” Philip Reeve, author of The Mortal Engines
“Everything Geraldine McCaughrean touches turns to gold.” Sunday Times (London), praise for the author
“Utterly gripping…With its wonderful evocation of time and place, beautiful writing, and compelling storyline, this is a stunning addition to McCaughrean’s already impressive portfolio of books.” Lancashire Evening Post
“Harshly beautiful, and stark with near despair, this is an unsettling, deeply original historical novel.” The Guardian (London)
“From tragedy McCaughrean has created a wonderful love story.” Michael Morpurgo, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Geraldine McCaughrean

Author Bio: Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award–winning author of The White Darkness. She has been twice honored with the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner of the Whitbread Children’s Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece Peter Pan. Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English