Book Review: Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean


Title: Where the World Ends

By: Geraldine McCaughrean

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 336

Release Date: May 1st, 2017

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is...

In the summer of 1727, a group of 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 end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?


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With a full cast of wonderful characters, this nail biting story of survival, is a wonderful read for a rainy day.

The story follows a group of men and boys, as they set out for a small rocky island off the shore of Scotland. They are only planning on being on the island for a few weeks to harvest the birds that have come to roost, but when their ride back doesn't show, lines are drawn when the strongest of the men decided to rule the rock.

Of course, plot twist after plot twist and the men split into separate tribes. Who will survive, and who will succumb to the harsh environment of the rocks. And why didn't the boat come back for them? You will have to read to the end to find out.

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