<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
a riveting apocalyptic thriller
with substantial depth
Publishers Weekly
Insightful, suspenseful, and unsettling in its plausibility
School Library Journal (starred review)
tense, visceral, and
extremely well-crafted
Cooperative Children’s Book Center

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
Three starred reviews
Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults list
Praise from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and SFX Magazine

Amulet Books (ABRAMS)
(release date: March 8, 2016)