At the World’s End by Catherine Fisher is a short, but intense, book.
Set in the near future, something dreadful has happened, and 14-year-old Caz is one of a few survivors who took refuge in a shop when whatever it was happened, and she has lived there for nine years. They believe the air outside is not safe and it’s so cold no one can survive.
But how can you be sure?
Caz and her friend Will are the next sacrifices to be sent out there, when food gets – even more – scarce.
You are literally on your toes as you read, and with a title like this, I wasn’t sure how gruesome an end it was possible to go for.
Read, and you will find out.