The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Book - 2016
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The island is quiet now. On a remote Scottish island, six children are the only ones left. Since the Last Adult died, sensible Elizabeth has been the group leader, testing for a radio signal, playing teacher and keeping an eye on Alex, the littlest, whose insulin can only last so long. There is 'shopping' to do in the houses they haven't yet searched and wrong smells to avoid. For eight-year-old Rona each day brings fresh hope that someone will come back for them, tempered by the reality of their dwindling supplies. With no adults to rebel against, squabbles threaten the fragile family they have formed. And when brothers Calum Ian and Duncan attempt to thwart Elizabeth's leadership, it prompts a chain of events that will endanger Alex's life and test them all in unimaginable ways.
Publisher: The Borough Press, London : 2016
ISBN: 9780008149581
Branch Call Number: AF


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Mar 02, 2018

If you can stomach the beginning of this story (warning, it isn't nice) you will be faced with the stark reality of what life would be like for a group of children who are left alone after a global crisis left them without adults. I flew through this book, but it left me with more questions than it answered (this is possibly to do with the narrator being a disjointed 9 year old). All in all, an interesting read, but not one for those who want or expect a happy ending.

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