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Agnes at the End of the World

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The Village meets Octavia Butler's After the Fire in this unique, voice-driven novel from Kelly McWilliams.

Agnes knows she loves her home of Red Creek—its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town's strict laws. What she doesn't know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled by a madman who
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Jodi Meadows
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book.

I had the absolute pleasure of being Kelly's mentor and watching this book grow into what it is today. AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD is such an emotional, powerful story, filled with hope and grace and utterly selfless love. On June 9, 2020, this beautiful novel will be on bookstore shelves, just as it deserves.

Make sure you put this one on your TBR shelf immediately.
Sarah Glenn Marsh
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Official comments: Unforgettable and full of hope, Agnes at the End of the World is at times beautiful, at others dark. The love that transcends these pages is a triumph.

Unofficial comments: This book has really solid Type I diabetes rep, so please read it, share it, boost it, etc.! It deserves all the love!
Bill Mullen
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the premise of this book, and, start to finish, it does not disappoint! Beth and Agnes are great foils for one another, and I loved seeing the story play out. You will stay up all night reading it.
hope
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC.

Hm. This was an odd book. I didn't dislike it, but this was definitely more character-driven than plot-driven, and I kept wanting more to happen (especially in the second half).

I liked Agnes, and I even grew to like Beth. Cory was a good love interest, and Danny had his moments. Jazz and Max felt kind of unnecessary. I liked how different elements of Agnes and Beth's story brought to mind different biblical siblings--Jacob and Esau, Moses and Aaron, etc. The
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Kelly is a mixed-race writer who has always gravitated towards stories about crossing boundaries and forging new identities. For this and so many other reasons, young adult literature will always be close to her heart. Her upcoming novel, AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD (June 2020), benefitted from a We Need Diverse Books Mentorship. She has loved crafting stories all her life, and her very first ...more