<p>Book cover for On the Edge of Gone; a girl wearing a backpack stands on a cracked road. She's seen from behind as she overlooks a destroyed city. Above, several spaceships flee the planet against a starry blue backdrop.</p>
Utterly superb.
SFX Magazine
Insightful, suspenseful, and unsettling in its plausibility.
School Library Journal (starred review)
Simultaneously heartbreaking and thought-provoking.
The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books (starred review)

January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit — the big one.

Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter near their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.

Then a last-minute encounter leads them to something better than a temporary shelter: a generation ship that’s scheduled to leave Earth behind and colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But each passenger must have a practical skill to contribute. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?

When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?


Best-Of-2016 pick by Kirkus, CCBC, Paste Magazine, Chicago Public Library, and Bank Street College


ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults list


Three starred reviews


Praise from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and SFX Magazine

Amulet Books (ABRAMS)
(release date: March 2016)