The Quiet at the End of the World


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“Lauren James is a genius at building tension.” SFX Magazine

“James is one to watch.“ Kirkus Reviews

How would it feel to be the last remaining human?

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people in the world after a virus caused global infertility. When their elderly community risks falling ill to a threat even more deadly, the pair face a future entirely alone in the decaying ruins of civilisation unless they can find a cure.

But how can two teenagers succeed where the great scientists have failed? With time running out for the last surviving members of the human race, it seems there is no way to stop society crumbling around them until they discover a secret that turns their entire life upside-down. In the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide what legacy humanity should leave behind in the face of extinction.

The Quiet at the End of the World will be published in the UK and Australia with Walker Books in March 2019.

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Lowrie and Shen – character casting