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.
THIS FEELING THO #relatable
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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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
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.
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!!!
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.
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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?
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.
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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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.
"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.