The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James @Lauren_E_James @WalkerBooksAus : A very good Sci-fi, mystery novel for YA readers.

Posted: August 19, 2019 in Intermediate, Secondary
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The Quiet at the End of the World

By Lauren James

ISBN 9781406375510

Walker Books

 

I’m not a huge fan of Science-fiction but I was more than pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this read. Totally got in to the story, characters and even the belief that everything in this Young Adult novel, could very well happen one day. That is a scary thought.

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on earth. A catastrophic virus caused global infertility and babies have not been born for many years. They are protected by elders but the elders have secrets; serious secrets they want to keep from the two teenagers. When the secret is eventually uncovered, everything changes and Lowrie and Shen have an impossible choice to make. Life as it exists could change forever.

I listened to the audio of this book and was hooked thinking of all the possibilities. I was in the Thames mudlarking, searching for treasure with them. I was with them when the secret came out and with them as they realised what the future would hold.  I was with them all the way and that to me, is a good book. Thoroughly enjoyed it and totally recommend it to YA readers.

Comments
  1. I read her Loneliest Girl in the Universe and we have it in our library for our intermediates – is this one suitable for 7/8s? I read before I buy if in doubt but my reading list is quite long at the moment …. Thanks

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