The Boy at the End of the World

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jun 21, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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This is what he knew:


His name was Fisher.


The world was dangerous.


And he was alone.


Fisher is the last boy on Earth - and things are not looking good for the human race. The carefully crafted survival dome where Fisher and dozens of other humans have been sleeping for millenia has been destroyed. Through a lucky accident, only Fisher survived.


The world Fisher wakes up in is a lot like ours - but it's changed, too. After the human race wiped itself out, nature took over, and wild creatures evolved into barely familiar beasts. Fisher must face them all as they set off on a journey that seems hopeless - at first. Then Fisher uncovers evidence that there may be a second survival dome far to the west. What was once a struggle for one boy's survival becomes a journey of hope.


With a broken robot and a friendly mammoth as his only companions, Fisher heads West. But something is watching them... something that wants to find the second survival dome just as badly as they do.

 

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User Review  - bookwren - LibraryThing

I read this science fiction novel because it is on the 2014 WA Sasquatch Reading Award nominee list. This contest is for 4th - 6th graders. I loved the fast-pacing, humor and diverse characters - a ... Read full review

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User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

The first chapter sold me on this. Unfortunately, same thing happened with "Norse Code", another Van Eekhout novel. This one wasn't NEARLY as disappointing, but still... my big complaint is that the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22

Section 9
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Section 12
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Section 14
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
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Greg van Eekhout's first middle grade novel was Kid vs. Squid; his adult fantasy novel based on Nordic mythology - NORSE CODE - was published by Bantam.
Pronounciation guide: "emphasis on the EEK. The HOUT part rhymes with OUT, as in, 'Hey, I'm going OUT for some guacamole.'"

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