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A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World | C. A. Fletcher
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When a beloved family dog is stolen, one teen sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, courage, and hope perfect for readers of Station Eleven and The Girl With All the Gifts. My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you. Because if we aren't loyal to the things we love, what's the point?
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Aimeesue
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If you took RL Stevenson's Treasure Island and crossed it with George Stewart's Earth Abides and added The Incredible Journey, this is just what you'd get. Very, very good. And also: DOGS.
A lot of the fun is in all the apocalyptic novels the protagonist has read. He reads a lot, as does his family - his father believes in "Liebowitzing" - keeping knowledge from past civilizations safe and passing it on, from the book A Canticle for Leibowitz. ?

rretzler Loved A Canticle for Leibowitz! 2d
Aimeesue @rretzler I love post-apoc stories. It gives one something to appreciate. Even when the present- day world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket, they remind you that there are still good things in it that we haven't yet lost. 2d
rretzler @Aimeesue They are also some of my favorites. I love any kind of dystopian novel in general, for the same reason. 2d
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LibrarianJen
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#BFCr3 week 2. Our city hosts 4 summerfests and this evening one was at a park only about a mile from my house so of course we walked! I was super bummed though when I found out that the 80‘s band Starship had to cancel. I love those guys!

LibrarianJen It was a great week fitness wise. The top picture is of me walking and laughing because I wasn‘t sitting in the back to school traffic line. It seriously would have taken me the same amount of time to drive as it did walking. I managed 76,402 steps and 266 exercise minutes! @CaroPi was a huge help with her encouragement and check in this week. (edited) 6d
britt_brooke Great week!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 What a bummer about Starship, though. 6d
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imabusybee Looks like you had an awesome week. 👏🏻👏🏻 its been a very quiet week for our group I havent been tagged or seen anything except for @CocoReads Glad you checked in!! 6d
julesG 👏👏👏👏 Great week. @imabusybee I hope this means we were all busy getting fitter. 😉 6d
Reecaspieces Wow! awesome! I love Starship. Hate they cancelled (edited) 6d
CaroPi I am really the one to thank you! You had an amazing week!!! 6d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week. 6d
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LibrarianJen
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Here are my stats for the day. Yes, I walked to work which also means I had to walk home-It was only 96 degrees outside. 🥵 In other news it was great to see some of my students. They make me so happy! As for the audiobook, I‘m only 3% into it but am already hooked.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
CocoReads I‘d melt. Lol great job! 3w
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CaroPi 🎉🎉🎉 3w
julesG 👏👏👏 3w
imabusybee Great job🙌🏼 thats hot! 3w
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LibrarianJen
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You guys it‘s too effing early to be up and even think about walking to work. Arthur agrees. I know I‘ll feel better if I walk, but a part of me is like, no I should ease myself back in. The plus side of walking is the tagged audiobook came in last night which I‘m excited to listen to. The down side is I can‘t walk my dog while listening to it.

It‘s 6:30. I have 15 minutes to decide.

Reecaspieces #teamletsdothis. And walk! You got this!!! Go go go!!!! 3w
wanderinglynn You got this! 🙌🏻 3w
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LibrarianJen @Reecaspieces @wanderinglynn ok ladies, Im walking. Im still not sure about this but my coworkers can scrape me off the road if I don‘t make it! 3w
imabusybee Lol You got this!! So proud of you 💜💜 3w
jb72 Wow! So proud that you got up and walked to work! 3w
britt_brooke Nice work, Jen!! 3w
CocoReads You did it! Yay! I‘m not round of you! 3w
CaroPi Congratulations! Every day is a small step! 3w
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This is an excellent book. It‘s a dog book. It‘s emotional beats poignant and rich. I loved, loved the hauntingly empty post-apocalyptic world. I have one serious quibble. Too many heavy-handed hints and bits of foreshadowing strongly suggest a different kind of book. The writer wants their cake and to eat it too. Full review - https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/a-boy-and-his-dog-at-th...

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Griz has a lot of spunk, a spine of steel, a strong sense of right and wrong, and endless love for Jess, the dog who gets stolen. If you steal Griz‘s dog, Griz will come after you. A quest to retrieve a stolen dog turns into a lot more. Hard to describe without giving things away, but Griz is a great hero is a topsy turvy dystopian world.

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DHill
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I‘ve been really good about sticking to my #mounttbr but I just couldn‘t help myself. #blameitonlitsy

PerksOfBeingABookworm I love Milk & Honey. Nice stack! 1mo
rjsthumbelina Definitely my favorite thriller so far this year. Actually, probably my favorite thriller I have ever read 👍 1mo
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TuesdayReviews
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Finally some decent outside reading whether for my Canadian vacation. Although Hiero‘s Journey would be the more appropriate post-apocalyptic choice.

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Katerina
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Good news, guys! 😁
(Taken from an interview with the author in SciFiNow magazine , issue 158)

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Bette
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Theo's like: a boy and his dog, a dog and a boy...sheesh, take a nap already. #catsoflitsy

But I loved Griz's loyalty to the dogs, willing to follow them into the unknown. This was a terrific dystopian and I totally related to Griz's love of books ? when scavenging through houses, coming upon bookshelves and seeing books he knew, saying it was like "meeting old friends in a strange place." ❤️??

Dragon 😻 3mo
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Tanzy13
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When a beloved family dog is stolen, her owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, courage, and hope. Perfect for readers of Station Eleven and The Girl With All the Gifts.

Because if we aren't loyal to the things we love, what's the point?

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lauralovesbooks1
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Pickpick

In the future, most people are no longer able to have children and the population of the world has all but died out. When a trader stumples upon Griz's family and steals their dog, Griz sets out to find the dog and bring her back. Excellent dystopian with really strong writing.

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BeckyLeJ
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Nerdy (tasty) tea and a book break while the tiny naps. Started this one on audio while I work on supper and wash dishes. Ah, such fun activities to take up nap time 😐

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AthenaWins

Putting this one aside for now. I'm struggling through it. Usually I love a good post-apocalypse story, but I just can't get into the voice of this one. I'll try again when I'm not in a reading slump.

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broughtyoubooks
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I love the feeling of isolation and urban decay that a book can often evoke better than most mediums when done correctly, and this fragment of writing delivers on both so well. The sense of discovery and of interacting with old, forgotten things, of survival and loss at the end of the world. At times the text is thick with long sentences that ramble - understandable from a child filled with wonder and curiosity, but the one thing I struggled with.

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aunt_feather
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Commute reads: A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE YEAR WORLD by C.A. Fletcher. I appreciate the "no spoilers" request. #bookstagram #advancereadingcopy #sciencefiction