Review // On The Edge of Gone

Information:

  • 51+fV4a0zOL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgOn The Edge of Gone byCorinne Duyvis
  • format: ebook
  • source: amazon
  • pages: 456
  • genre: sci-fi
  • amazon
  • goodreads
  • stars: 5/5

Goodreads Summary:

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?

Review:

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.51+fV4a0zOL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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