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On the Edge of Gone
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature s boldest new talents. 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 outside 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. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. 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?
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sloanghost
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Bailedbailed

The plot got very meandering, and I found myself struggling to follow and maintain interest. I bailed when I realized I was actively avoiding reading it.

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sloanghost
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THIS FEELING THO #relatable

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sloanghost
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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First impressions: reading about an autistic person going through anxiety and feeling it in very similar ways to how I feel anxiety is...refreshing, but also stressful.
The writing is giving me a bit of an ESL vibe, and given it's set in the Netherlands, that may be the case.
This is an #ownvoices teen sci-fi with an autistic protagonist.

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VanChocStrawberry
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On the Edge of Gone is the best #ownvoices book I've read in the last year. Duvyis does a fantastic job of creating a cast of diverse characters and it doesn't come across like she's checking off a list. It reads like it reflects the real world, where people aren't simply defined by gender or ability. Add in some cosmic end of world stuff and it's totally my kinda book!!
#24in48 #hour18 #weneeddiversebooks

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that_one_girl_who_reads
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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Finally getting back to this after being sick for too long, it's really good so I hope to finish it soon 😍

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If.i.read
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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"Whether someone is useful only matters if you value people by their use."

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allisoncc
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Day 9 of #riotgrams is #PRIDE! Check out On the Edge of Gone for a prominent trans character! #loveislove

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abbylibrarian
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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It's a cold, dreary day outside, but Howie and I are cozy inside with this #ownvoices title about a teen with autism dealing with surviving the end of the world. #howiereads

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melissaa
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
Mehso-so

It could be my initial shock from having just finished it but the end felt so rushed. I'm unsure how I feel about it now that it's all done.

I really appreciated the very detailed insight into a lead character on the autism spectrum and the author tells a creative and captivating story. It's different than most YA books in that it touches on very real world things without predictability. I liked that. I am just very mixed up about the ending.

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melissaa
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Anyone else obsessed with book darts? 😁

I always get a little sad when I'm nearing the end of a book. I have to part with these characters and their life. But it's been fun!!!

DeeLew I'm the same way. When I finish a good book, I miss the characters like they were real people. 💜 3y
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On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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5 stars

I don't quite know where to start. It's an open ended standalone. I'm desperate to read more from this book's world.

This book is fast paced and would keep you reading for far longer than you realise. The only reason I didn't fly through this was my health was frustratingly stopping me from reading as much as I wanted to.

Full Review - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1602756257?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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HiddenGemBooks
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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January 29, 2035. Denise,her mother, and sister, have been assigned to shelter outside their town to wait out the comet blast, but they can't reach the shelter in time. A meeting leads them to a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds. But everyone on the ship has been chosen. Denise is autistic and fears that she won't be allowed to stay. When the future of the human race is at stake, who matters most?

#TBR 😱📚

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Chasia
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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One of my fave 2016 reads

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RanaElizabeth
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How was this book? Good enough to stay up and finish it in one evening. Good enough to request from the library something else by the author.
Full review over on Goodreads.

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tcut16
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When things are literally life or death and we're running out of time, who do we actually believe is worth saving? This is a consuming book that somehow manages to tackle ableism, racism, prejudice against transgender people and the chronically addicted while weaving in an accepted idea of religious tolerance. Just pick it up immediately.

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RanaElizabeth
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Sigh. Truth. Medicine is objective, doctors aren't.

bookfrivolity Truer words never spoken! Doctors can be total arses.. 3y
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RanaElizabeth
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Excited about this. Love to see positive representations of autism, and in a sci-fi setting? Even better.

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Vinjii
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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This isn't a book with an exciting plot or a ton of action. No space, not a lot of apocalypse; it's mostly just a character study. BUT. It's filled with wonderful and inclusive character description. The main protagonist is an autistic, mixed race girl and the author is terrific when it comes to writing her. Who deserves to survive and why is one of the main themes of this book. Refreshing to see diversity! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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tcut16
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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Not quite halfway through this yet, but I'm not sure I've ever seen inclusive done quite as well as this. So in love.

MrBook Glad you like the book 😊! And welcome to @Litsy ! Please enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
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Fran_Wilde
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Fran_Wilde No quotes yet. It's what's for breakfast. 3y
MrBook Great mug 😎👍🏻. 3y
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libraryfangirly
On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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Escaped the library at lunch to sink into a dystopian world for a change. #books #booklr #reading #yabooks #youngadult #dystopian

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Nomad_Student
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Holy wow, this book. The most human post-apocalyptic story I've ever experienced. That it's told through the eyes of an autistic teenager and has a cast of characters that is incredibly diverse for a work of fiction makes it all the more real, and the tugs at your heartstrings all the stronger.

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Sunny
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"Whether someone is useful only matters if you value people by their use." At the end of the world there's survival and interdependence. There's loyalty and betrayal. There's also Denise, autistic and biracial, often on guard & always fighting to keep her and her family alive ON THE EDGE OF GONE.

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Chris_Ryall
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Met some great people and picked up some very interesting books at the Dutch Comic Con. And Corinne Duyvis and her new book check both those boxes.

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