Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams audiobook

Agnes at the End of the World

By Kelly McWilliams
Read by Brittany Pressley

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group 9780316487337

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549160318

  • ISBN: 9781549160295

  • Available on 08/09/2020

    ISBN: 9781549134913

Runtime: 12.28 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Gizmodo Pick of Science Fiction/Fantasy Books of the Month

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

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

Agnes 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 calls himself a prophet.

Then Agnes meets Danny, an Outsider boy, and begins to question what is and isn’t a sin. Her younger brother, Ezekiel, will die without the insulin she barters for once a month, even though medicine is considered outlawed. Is she a sinner for saving him? Is her sister, Beth, a sinner for dreaming of the world beyond Red Creek?


As the Prophet grows more dangerous, Agnes realizes she must escape with Ezekiel and leave everyone else, including Beth, behind. But it isn’t safe Outside, either: A viral pandemic is burning through the population at a terrifying rate. As Agnes ventures forth, a mysterious connection grows between her and the Virus. But in a world where faith, miracles, and cruelty have long been indistinguishable, will Agnes be able to choose between saving her family and saving the world?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McWilliams has crafted an emotional, powerful story, filled with hope and grace and utterly selfless love. Absolutely unforgettable.” Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling author
“Strong apocalyptic world-building alternates with dialogue-laden scenes, while minor characters…move the plot forward in absorbing and dynamic ways.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The ornate, complex text takes readers through Agnes’ and Beth’s journeys of reconciling their faith and desires, imbuing her well-rounded characters with purpose…An excellent read.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“In this near-apocalyptic adventure and spiritual contemplation, McWilliams provides readers with a believable world, deeply drawn relationships, and an inspiring heroine.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A powerful story, exquisitely told. Agnes is the antidote we need in our own dystopian times. She filled me with hope!” Bill Konigsberg, author of The Bridge
“Agnes is a fascinating heroine-determined, selfless, and brave. I was rooting for her from the very first page.” Erin Bowman, author of Contagion

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kelly McWilliams

Author Bio: Kelly McWilliams

Kelly McWilliams 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 novel, Agnes at the End of the World, benefitted from a We Need Diverse Books Mentorship. She has loved crafting stories all her life, and her very first novel, Doormat, was published when she was just fifteen-years old. Kelly has also worked as a staff writer for Romper, covering issues important to women and families. She lives in Colorado with her partner and young daughter. Visit her website at KellyMcWilliamsAuthor.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 12.28
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English