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3.34  ·  Rating details ·  190 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Solange Cass denken kann, muss sie sich schon durch die Überreste der zerstörten Stadt wühlen. Genau wie alle anderen Räumer. Denn ihre Aufgabe ist, das Artefakt zu suchen, an das niemand so richtig glaubt. Bis auf Cass' kleinen Bruder Wilbur, aber der spinnt sowieso ein bisschen.
Wie aus dem Nichts tauchen plötzlich Peyto und Erin auf. Sie sind Schläfer und kommen aus eine
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 2012 by Carlsen (first published July 1st 2011)
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Six days is a dystopian sci fi adventure which is aimed at a younger YA audience. If you enjoyed Beth Revis's Across the Universe you will definitely enjoy this one too.

I must admit the start of this book left me a little confused. You are thrown in at the deep end in a world which is different from our own. The London you are in has been totally annililated by some kind of biological weapon and then by scavs tearing the place apart searching for an "artifact". The people are living are tough li
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Right at the beginning I‘ve thought to myself ‘oh no, this won’t be something for me’ because it is written very youthfully. And with that I literally mean not only like other YA books, but really a young YA book! I would say that the book is exactly for the recommended age, which is on the threshold of children’s book to YA book. So approximately 12-13 years, if I can properly rank it, and therefore the age information with 12-15 fits quite well.

After I’ve got over the first sh
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
überraschend spannender und interessanter SciFi Jugendroman, aber die Stimme des Hörbuches geht einfach gar nicht.
Erin Britton
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things have not turned out well for London. In Six Days chemical warfare has, at some point in the not too distant future, turned the city into a diseased dystopia where Londoners are forced to slave away for the occupying Vlads [Russia having won the war]. Cass and Wilbur Westerby work with their father as Scavs tasked by the Vlads to hunt [or scavenge in fact] through the decaying remains of the city in search of a mysterious artefact. The hunt is proving tricky though as no one, not even the ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book “Six Days” wrote by Philip Webb is a mystery adventure themed book that will always have you guessing. Even the complete unexpected is a possibility in this thrilling, action packed book. This was a very enjoyable book to read on my free time. One of my favorite parts about this book is that you can’t ever predict what’s going to be on the next page. The one problem about the book is that in the beginning it is hard to understand, but as it progresses it becomes easier to understand.

Madeline (The Bookish Mutant)
Eh. Even the magical powers of St. Vincent’s new single couldn’t sway my opinion of this book.
Overall, this book was just kind of all over the place and sort of sloppily put together, making it a little hard to follow. I didn’t like the characters much-Cass was too impulsive and thickheaded for my taste, Peyto, Erin, and Maleeva were all pretty flat (Maleeva was less so towards the end), and Wilbur really didn’t do all that much throughout the book and was left behind a lot. Cass treated him ter
Listened to this aloud on a road trip with my 12 yr old son. We liked it okay, but were surprised how much language was in it for having picked it up off the children's shelf at the library. The story was cute enough, but as my son said, "weird." I found that he kept toning parts of it out since he was bored with the pacing of the story.
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story started off great but then just kept going and going. I could not even get to the end of the book. The story line is creative but as the reader I got bored because half way through the novel the story became completely different.
Mira de la curiosithèque
Un très bon roman sf jeunesse qui m’a tenu en haleine jusqu’au bout et qui fait réfléchir sur la différence entre survivre et vivre. A lire !
Mar 09, 2012 rated it liked it
„’Aber es gibt niemanden sonst! Ehrlich, Sie müssen diese Leute in Ruhe lassen. Die wissen rein gar nichts über das Artefakt.’ Ich habe dermaßen weiche Knie, ich würde mich am liebsten in den Modder werfen und Serowa anflehen. Ich darf die Leute nicht im Stich lassen.“

Cass lebt mit ihrem Vater und ihrem Bruder Wilbur in London. Sie ist eine Räumerin, so wie ihre ganze Familie vor ihr auch. Tag ein Tag aus ist sie damit beschäftigt die Gebäude in London zu durchforsten und Stück für St
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Six Days is an intriguing mix of genres – it’s a dystopian, with elements of sci-fi, and the two are very cleverly tied together. The world Philip Webbs creates for us is very different from anything see today – set some time in the future, London is no longer the buzzing capital city it was, but is now just a crumbling wreckage of buildings left over from the Quark Wars, where most people were killed by bio-bombs. Now, the survivors are forced to do “scav” work; they must search through ev
Jun 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Set in a future landscape of London after war and in the grip of struggle and poverty, Cass and Wilbur, a brother and sister team, stumble into a mystery that they barely know all the real stories about. Having lived a life with their father “scavving” for a mystery artefact for Vlad Russian powers that be, they soon find themselves helping out two lost and strange people, Erin and Peyto, who are looking for the same artefact for reasons even beyond Wilbur and Cass’ comprehension. The two strang ...more
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this but it had lots of adventure and mystery and thats what i like i would rate this book a 5 out of 5. It is a unqie book that is one of a kind book. With all of the detail it had at the end about the skull it just blew my mind i would recomend this book to anyone who loves mystery and exitment.
Jul 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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Da das Genre Dystopie langsam schon ziemlich ausgeschöpft ist, habe ich mich eher von ihnen abgewandt. Doch Nur 6 Tage versprach, eine Dystopie von anderer Art zu sein. Ich habe nicht viel erwartet, nur eben wirklich mal etwas anderes, was mich wieder auf den Geschmack bringen würde, Zukunftsromane zu lesen. Umso überraschter war ich, als ich zusätzlich noch eine gut dosierte und in der Situation nicht unpassend wirkende Romanze bekam und mich ein spannender Roman in den Urlaub begleitet hat.

Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-2012, reviewed
'Nur 6 Tage' war mal wieder ein Buch, welches mich gespalten hat. Es ging von "Wow, das ist eine coole Idee" bis hin zu "Och neee, nicht wirklich".

Ich lernte erst mal das Grundgerüst der Geschichte kennen und erfuhr, wie es überhaupt zu der Situation, in der sich die Geschichte abspielt, gekommen ist. Es gab es die Quarkkriege, welche das neurussiche Imperium gewonnen hat und das Leben in London eliminierte. Heute, 100 Jahre später, suchen die Räumer in London nach einem geheimnisvollen Artefakt
London may have been emptied of life because chemical warfare but it is the Scavs who are tearing it to pieces. Under the orders of the Vlads (their new Russian leaders) the Scavs are destroying everything one brick at a time as they search for a mysterious artifact. No one knows what this artifact looks like or what it can be used for but they know they have to find it if they want the Vlads to leave them in peace. Cass and Wilbur have grown up helping with the search but it is only when they m ...more
Jade Walker
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Six Days is a book that I would recommend for any dystopian lover. To me, this book seemed like a younger version of INSIDE OUT by Maria V. Snyder. That's not a bad thing though, while the concepts have a little similarity, the execution is totally unique and fantastically absorbing.

I have to admit that I struggled to get into this, maybe it's because I was halfway through another book and couldn't get it off my mind, but I found that for the
Future London has been destroyed by bio-chemical warfare and taken over by the New Russians. Under their command, the Scavs search the remains of the city for an artefact no one has ever seen. No one even knows what it looks like. Cass's family do this day in, day out because they know no other way. Then on one shift her younger brother, Wilbur, disappears, believing he's onto the location of the artefact. Cass tracks him down to Big Ben where they come across a strange boy called Peyto. Peyto i ...more
Bethany Miller
Cass and her younger brother Wilbur live in a futuristic London where they work with their father as scavs, scavenging the wreckage of London for an important item known only as “the artifact.” Wilbur is fascinated by the idea that there are clues to the whereabouts of the artifact in the Captain Jameson comic books that he loves to read. One of these clues leads Wilbur to Big Ben, where Cass finds him hanging precariously from one of the hands of the giant clock. Luckily for Wilbur a strange bo ...more
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This is a first for me -- a post-apocalyptic techno sci-fi YA novel! Don't be put off by all the futuristic British slang. When you get used to it, it draws you in and rolls you along, and you can't imagine the book without it.

Cass and her younger brother Wilbur work with their dad as scavengers -- scavs -- in London after the Quark wars. What bombs didn't do to the world, radiation and disease did, and London is one of the few places that was not completely leveled.

The scavs work for the R
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 4th-quarter
I thought this book was okay. It was not my favorite because I have read many books like this. Another reason was because I was reading this book in a rush. I was not reading this book for pleasure, I had to read it to get a good grade. This book was okay because it was fiction and not realistic. I don't have a good time reading books that are too realistic.
This book was about a girl that finds a boy and another girl who come from space. They come looking for a treasure/flindor that is from ou
Nov 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian, ncbla
Part dystopian novel and part science fiction, this title imagines a future world where the remaining residents of London spend their days scavenging in search of something that no one has ever seen but many have heard about. Biochemical warfare has killed off much of the population, and London is protected from floods by a huge barrier wall, hinting of the impact of global warming. The story centers around Cass and her brother Wilbur who end up teaming with Erin and Peyto, two aliens who are al ...more
Six Days is an exciting and fast read, a young adult science fiction adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world. My standard for post-apoclyptic young adult science fiction, unfortunately, is set very high: Paolo Bacigalupi's Shipbreaker. Six Days suffers by comparison. My main problem with Six Days is the speed and ease with which the main character, Cass, adapts to an entirely new world with incredible technology. She comes from nothing ... a peasant, basically, with no education, living a life ...more
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was not what I was expecting and that is a good thing. The cover of this is terribly misleading - it looks like juvenile fiction and the drawing resembles anime. In truth, this is a YA book and is not anything close to anime. It actually reminds me more of Reeve's Mortal Engines series with a hint of A Wrinkle In Time thrown in. This is a good book, but I am afraid it will be overshadowed by other titles, namely because the cover just doesn't do the book justice. This is a somewhat ste ...more
Nous avons là un roman de science-fiction en plus d'être une dystopie. Quel mélange ! Or, je me rends compte que je n'aime vraiment pas beaucoup la SF. Ce récit n'a fait que confirmer mes craintes - l'ensemble est habile, nous suivons une espèce de chasse au trésor dictée par un auteur de BD qui avait plus d'une corde à son arc, mais cela s'avère lourd, chargé en détails. L'univers dépeint est rustre, grisâtre, Cass parle elle-même un anglais proche de l'argot, c'est une nana habituée à vivre à ...more
I listened to the audiobook, and I loved the narrator. She reminded me of the narrator for Lily Melkun's character in Raiders' Ransom. So with the combination of the narrator's voice, the broken-down futuristic London, and people all searching for one important artifact, I totally expected the book to be like Raiders' Ransom. Makes sense, right? Well, I was totally wrong. Okay, maybe not totally wrong, but throw in a spaceship and visitors from another galaxy, and you'll be closer to the truth. ...more
Kay Leslie
Interesting story set in the far distant future London. There have been wars that have almost destroyed all of England. Those left are forced to brick by brick crush London in search of an "artifact" that the Vlads (Russians) think will bring everlasting life. Cas, her brother Wilbur and their father are part of the scavs (scavengers) being forced to search. Until one day Cas & Wilbur met a young man in Big Ben who is nothing like any scav they know.

The story is has slang and language that
Really more of a 3 1/2 stars. But not close enough to a four to round it up. The story was interesting, Maleeva and Wilbur were interesting characters. The main kids Cass, Peyto, and Erin were all selfish and annoying. There were romantic situations between Cass and Peyto that were totally not believable. There was absolutely no chemistry between the two. There are obviously more books to come as the final sentence was, "What's next?".
Sometimes I just really wish an author (and publisher) would
This children's SF drama throws in everything but the kitchen sink - it's a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world with grubby urchins teaming up with visitors from outer space to search for a missing relic that may give eternal life. Add a sentient spaceship, a cyborg, evil (very non-pc)Russian villains, fish-out-of-water comedy, romance (which I couldn't really get into, given that the audio book reader gave the romantic hero a reedy, high-pitched voice like a five-year-old) and a plot which goes o ...more
Tina Lowen
I was hoping this would be a great dystopian novel to recommend to 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, given the more mature content of books like The Hunger Games and Ship Breaker. But Six Days, for me, feels like it lacks identity, like it's trying too hard to be too many things. It's a little dystopian and a little science fiction (sometimes weird science fiction) and a little adventure with a little romance added at the last moment. The futuristic British slang made it difficult to get into a "readin ...more
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