Where the World Ends

Shortlisted for the 2018 Carnegie Medal.

What does the end of the world look like? Is it a global disaster? Is it a path that tails off into nowhere? Or is it just an ordinary place? Every summer, Quill and the young men of St Kilda are put ashore on a remote sea stack, where they hunt birds to feed the island folk. But this summer, no one shows up to take them home. Why have they all been abandoned – cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of the murderous ocean? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain it. How will they survive?

  • A bleak and beautiful thriller by a master storyteller
  • Gripping historical storytelling based on true events
  • Geraldine McCaughrean is the author of The Kite Rider
  • She has won the Carnegie Medal and Blue Peter Prize

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    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Geraldine is the award-winning author of over 100 books for both children and adults including Peter Pan in Scarlet and The White Darkness.

    Awards

    Geraldine has won many awards, most notably the Whitbread Award three times for A Little Lower Than the Angels, Gold Dust and Not the End of the World, and the Smarties Award four times for Kite Rider, Plundering Paradise, Smile and Stop the Train!

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