The Boy at the End of the World
Fisher is the last boy on earth-and things are not looking good for the human race. Only Fisher made it out alive after the carefully crafted survival bunker where Fisher and dozens of other humans had been sleeping was destroyed.Luckily, Fisher is not totally alone. He meets a broken robot he... show more
Fisher is the last boy on earth-and things are not looking good for the human race. Only Fisher made it out alive after the carefully crafted survival bunker where Fisher and dozens of other humans had been sleeping was destroyed.Luckily, Fisher is not totally alone. He meets a broken robot he names Click, whose programmed purpose-to help Fisher "continue existing"-makes it act an awful lot like an overprotective parent. Together, Fisher and Click uncover evidence that there may be a second survival bunker far to the west. In prose that skips from hilarious to touching and back in a heartbeat, Greg van Eekhout brings us a thrilling story of survival that becomes a journey to a new hope-if Fisher can continue existing long enough to get there.
Publish date: June 21st 2011
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Post Apocalyptic
3.5 chocolate no bakes.Cover Love: It's fine. Definitely sets a tone.Why I Wanted to Read This:It's a middle grade futuristic tale with a boy as the main character. It is exactly the kind of book I like to read! Read the rest of this review here.
The story of Fisher, a boy whose "Ark" has been destroyed causing him to become born without the rest of his community. The world has evolved while Fisher was sleeping and one thousand years have passed. Lots of things have changed, including the machines that kept him alive in the Ark. Something ha...
I'm read this book in part that it was classified as a dystopian novel and the other part for research for a future project. I enjoyed the premise, the characters were likable, and the ending was terrific.
I would have loved this book when I was younger, and probably would have gotten into arguments as to whether it was better than The White Mountains with friends. A swift, smooth plot, fun characters--including a robot, a nano-swarm, a mammoth, and some of the best prairie dogs you've ever met--all ...
Heavy-handed is putting it mildly. The adventure of the story was completely outweighed by The Message. And having the prairie dogs talk in pidgin, and giving them names that sound like stereotyped natives? Ick!Library copy.
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