EBOOK/EPUB [Where the World Ends]
H about the plot but I definitely recommend it I loved finding Great Books Set In books set in and I love when beautiful books live up to their cover I guess it s the other way around but readers see covers first Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs he went home less of a boy and of a man If he went home at all that is In the summer of 1727 a group of men and boys were sent to a sea stac only a few miles away from the shore This book is true to the blurb Set in 1727 a group of boys from Hirta go hunting on a sea stac in St Kilda No one comes to pick them up as they normally do and they become stranded for many months Most of the time the story dragged It s mostly about their day to day mundane happenings and a lot of birds Here and there something of interest happens though For the most part though I felt bored and disengaged Though the dark atmosphere and setting were painted remarkably the story itself was tedious There were 2 3 points where I was wanting to know what was going to happen but they were short lived moments I think middle grade students would find this uninteresting and I think they would also get confused This is uite possible true for upper grade levels as well It says this is for ages 10 up I do not agree that this is on a 10 year old reading level This should say 13 14 year old up because of the vernacular and literary skills necessary The novel is very loosely based
ON A TRUE STORY REVEALED INa true story Revealed in nd by the author the only true part of the story is that in the 1700 s a group of young men did get stranded for 9 months and survive That is literally all that is known No other details survive about the true account as to how they survived Generations and Collective Memory etc The premise for this book because of the true story is interesting But this novel which details their time being stranded on the sea stac left me feeling boredxcept for a a few partsI didn t like the story but I didn t hate it It was okay I received an advanced copy from Netgalley Opinions are my ow. Xplain why they have been abandoned to ndure storms starvation and terror And how can they survive housed in stone and imprisoned on very side by the oce.
Read & Download Where the World EndsUghrean s books do tend to be very original I think that for the atmosphere alone that this book created it I would put it on I think that for the atmosphere alone that this book created it I would put it on shortlist But I think the slow moving plot and the frustration about learning the truth is just not for me due
TO THE FACT THAT I AMthe fact that I am impatient But if you like slower books that haunt you you will definitely From Notes to Narrative enjoy this A fascinating story of survival humanity and the awesome power of nature Where the World Ends is both bleak and hopeful moving and mythical Ispecially Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America enjoyed learning about all the different sea birds there s a beautiful illustrated guide at the back of the book of all the species mentioned in the story but where McCaughreanxcels is in her creation of the landscape bringing the uncompromising brutal nature of the Warrior Stac to life so vividly This is such a beautifully written story and a deserved winner of the Carnegie Medal This book is set on a sea stac in the St Kilda archipelago It follows a group of men and boys who become stranded there when the boat from Hirta does not return to collect them It s set in 1727 and based on a true story a nightmare of a true storyI wasn t sure if this book would be a bit too young for me but I absolutely loved it McCaughrean s writing is absolutely wonderful and I am so glad I picked this book up Despite the book being set on one solitary sea stac the world building was brilliant I loved the harsh unforgiving and miserable setting and from the research I ve done on St Kilda I think the author really did those now abandoned islands justiceI thought the character development was great and I really liked the POV we read from a boy called uilliam We really got to know veryone as this book progressed and I loved that The plot was really gripping despite it s one location and I njoyed learning about their island of Hirta through memories dreams and stories I could never tell where the plot was going and it made me cry uite a few times It s best to go into this book not knowing muc. Men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food No one returns to collect them Why Surely nothing but the nd of the world can 2018 CARNEGIE LONGLIST BOOK 1320 Geraldine McCaughrean has always been a hit and miss author for me I adored her A Little Lower Than The Angels and I liked Peter Pan in Scarlet but I couldn t finish The Middle of Nowhere This one kind of fell into the later category unfortunately though I was able to finish this And it did get better
as it went on It just felt a bit dry I didnit went on It just felt a bit dry I didn dislike the writing style It does have a nice style to it and I think it can work but here it kind of made the first half of the story very boring It meandered down places and took too long over things and i napped it was the kind and I napped It was the kind writing that looks nice and sounds nice on the surface but doesn t really do anything to draw you into the story I liked it I did But it didn t do anything for me And the pacing was really off The beginning introduces this mystery that I was desperate to know the awswer to why the boys were left on the island but then I don t think that there was really nough going on in the rest of the book to interest me and this just frustrated me I spoiled myself okay It annoyed me that much And the story does pick up but not until like 23 of the way through the book which is a bit too late The rest of it is just what is going on on this sea stac and uite frankly it was boring Though I will say I think that the author did an amazing job creating that chilling sense of isolation It is something that I find very haunting and scary and the book had a very haunting atmosphere That was definitely my favourite thing about this book It was the main thing that stayed with me And this book was a lot moer adult than I was xpecting it to be not that I disliked that It just looks like a children s book and it is DEFINITELY not Please xpect that before going into it So yeah I did like this but I was a little bored I think the idea and the fact that it is based on truth is really interesting The story itself is definitely very different from anything that I have read before Geraldine McCa. Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs he went home less of a boy and of a man If he went home at all that isIn the summer of 1727 a group of.