Summer Review Rundown

It has come to my attention that some of you are not scouring the internet for the slightest mention of The Boy at the End of the World. Fortunately, I, the robot designated as Greg’s Head, have been doing  your jobs for you. Here, then, is a rundown of some of the summer reviews I have not yet, er, run down:

Iowa City Public Library Staff Picks Blog

“Greg van Eekhout’s The Boy at the End of the World is a gripping survival story featuring a boy and his robot … the introduction of evolved robots determined to destroy all human survivors raises the stakes to a level that will really engage young readers.”

Read For Green
“This book is a great story with a unique premise. It sends a message to people that we need to stop what we’re doing or we will destroy ourselves and the planet. I think everybody should read this book, especially teenage boys. It is a great adventure story that should entertain everyone.”

DogEar (review by Nicole Politi)
“This is a fast-paced survival adventure with a nice splash of humor (which really works because of the delivery). It never breaks stride and I didn’t lose interest. As Fuse #8 points out, it helps that the book comes in at a concise 212 pages. A good recommend for those who have enjoyed Malice by Wooding or The Maze Runner by Dashner.”

Manga Maniac Cafe
“Wow, was this a great read! … The pacing is swift, the characters are wonderful, and the suspense never takes a backseat as the plot progresses.  It keeps building and building, until it is impossible to put the book down.  And then when it was over, I wanted more!  The ending is very, very satisfying and this is a completely self-contained work, but I would so love it if we could revisit with Fisher again. … The Boy at the End of the World is one of the best Middle Grade books that I have read this year; it was a wonderful escape from the stresses of real life, and I am looking forward to Greg van Eekhout’s next project.
Grade: A

Wands and Worlds
“The Boy at the End of the World is a delightful post-apocalyptic novel that strikes the perfect tone for middle-grade readers. It’s amusing, touching, and occasionally scary (the nano Intelligence that they meet is quite creepy), and it touches on themes of friendship and what it means to be human.”

Becky’s Book Reviews
“I definitely enjoyed Greg van Eekhout’s The Boy At The End of the World. If you like survival stories or action-adventure stories or post-apocalyptic stories, then this one may be for you. It was a quick read with plenty of action and suspense.”

About Greg van Eekhout

Greg van Eekhout is the author of the novels California Bones, The Boy at the End of the World, Kid vs. Squid, Norse Code, and other stuff.
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