The Quiet at the End of the World


Following a catastrophic virus that has caused global infertility, Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on planet earth. The pair spend their time mudlarking in what is left of the Thames looking for treasure.  When they uncover a secret that threatens their family and humanity’s entire existence, they face an impossible choice.  As the world is threatened they must decide what to sacrifice to save the human race.

Lauren James continues her fine form following ‘The Loneliest Girl in the Universe’ with another thoughtful, very moving and fast-paced sci-fi adventure.  The strength of the story telling never gets buried beneath the ideas that abound in the novel. The engaging characters and energetic plot keep the reader hooked until the very last page.


The Quiet at the End of the World

Lauren James


A cataclysmic virus has caused global sterility. Now, Lowrie and Shen remain as the youngest people on earth.  They spend their days mudlarking for historical artefacts.  When they discover secrets about what happened following the pandemic, Lowrie and Shen face a looming and unenviable choice and sacrifice.
‘The Quiet at the End of the World’ is a thrilling and thoughtful sci-fi YA novel that enthrals from beginning to end.


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