Where the world ends / Geraldine McCaughrean.
- ISBN: 9781250225498
- ISBN: 1250225493
- Physical Description: 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2017
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Ltd in 2017.
Includes afterword about the history of St. Kilda, list of the birds of St. Kilda, and glossary.
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Crossing over -- King Gannet -- Two months earlier on Hirta -- A lateness -- Doubts and fears -- Confessions -- Miracles -- Outcast -- The keepers -- A welcome return -- King Saul's trews -- The crossing -- Words and silence -- Haunted -- Light -- Storm -- Rite -- Spring fever -- Monsters -- Witch hunt -- The white ship -- Music and love.
Every time a lad came fowling on the stacs, he went 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? Geraldine McCaughrean's first young-adult novel since the Michael L. Printz Award-winning The White Darkness is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy, and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty. -- From dust jacket.
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Sentence length: 4 (hard) Word frequency: 4 (hard) Lexile.
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2020.
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