Hello and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Boy and his dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher. Thanks so much to Tracy Fenton for inviting me and to Orbit for my copy of the book. Before I share my review here’s what the book is all about:
“My name’s Griz. I’ve never been to school, I’ve never had friends, in my whole life I’ve not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.
Then the thief came.
He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him – until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world.
I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. More about what my family’s real story is. More about what really matters.”
Goodness me was this a tense book, one that I had to keep putting down so I could catch my breath! The author has asked specifically for nothing to be given away so this will be quite vague.
Poor Griz, his dog Jess is stolen and he’ll do anything to get her back, including leaving everyone and everything he loves and knows! I really admired Griz as I’m not sure I would have been that brave. Living in a dystopia you don’t know what you’re going to face do you? I’m such a wuss and hate confrontation, but then I did love the dogs I grew up with so who knows, maybe in my impetuous youth I would’ve felt the same way as Griz and set off to rescue my dog!
As I mentioned above this was such a tense read. The pace wasn’t fast but rather a slow burn as the author built up a fascinating post collapse world. I loved journeying along with Griz as he chased the thief and discovered the ruins of the world. I was constantly wondering if he would he find his dog and what would happen if he came face to face with the thief again. Would the thief gave her up without a fight? Would Griz be able to get back home again?
If you want to find out what happens you’re going to have to read it, and if you do I hope you’ll enjoy the last line as much as I did.
If you enjoy dystopian novels I thoroughly recommend this one.
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