- On The Edge of Gone byCorinne Duyvis
- format: ebook
- source: amazon
- pages: 456
- genre: sci-fi
- stars: 5/5
January 29, 2035.
That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter near their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.
Then a last-minute encounter leads them to something better than a temporary shelter: a generation ship that’s scheduled to leave Earth behind and colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But each passenger must have a practical skill to contribute. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?
When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?
Normally I don’t like apocalyptic books because they give me anxiety, but this one is just holy shit. The main character, Denise, is autistic, and her sister s trans and not straight. I KNOW!!!
There is a side character that’s Jewish and he talks about sitting shiva and I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen that in a book. The book also talks about how sometimes parents can be problematic and I needed that sooo badly.