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On the edge of gone /

by Duyvis, Corinne [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2016.Description: 456 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781419719035; 1419719033.Subject(s): Science fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Autism -- Fiction | Science fiction | Survival -- Juvenile fiction | Autism -- Juvenile fictionSummary: "In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2034, a comet is due to hit the Earth within the hour. Denise, who's sixteen years old and autistic, must try to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother safely aboard a spaceship"-- Provided by publisher.
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A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature's boldest new talents.<br>   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? <br>

"In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2034, a comet is due to hit the Earth within the hour. Denise, who's sixteen years old and autistic, must try to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother safely aboard a spaceship"-- Provided by publisher.

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Running late to reach the shelter that will shield them from an apocalyptic comet, autistic teenager Denise and her drug-addicted mother find temporary safety on a generation ship, which will soon leave to colonize another planet. The ship is full; however, Denise learns that those with useful skills may gain passage. A cast of diverse, fully realized characters populate this story of surviving a world-ending disaster. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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