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The light at the bottom of the world. #1 / London Shah.

Shah, London, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library Y SHA (Text) 33500013162151 New Available -
Fosston Public Library Y SHA (Text) 33500013162169 New Checked out 12/26/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368036887
  • ISBN: 1368036880
  • Physical Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2019.

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Series information from Goodreads.com.
Summary, etc.:
Teenaged Leyla McQueen, who lives beneath the ruins of a submerged London in 2099, joins a prestigious submersible race in the hope of clearing her father's name before encountering government corruption and a hidden world.
Great Britain, the last days of the twenty-first century. Sea creatures swim among the ruins of Big Ben and the Tower of London, and citizens waver between fear and hope; fear of what lurks in the abyss, and hope that humanity will soon discover a way to reclaim the Earth. Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the London Submersible Marathon, she sees is an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. When the race takes an unexpected turn, Leyla will have to defy a corrupt government, deal with a hotheaded companion, and risk capture-- or worse.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    Sixty-five years ago, Leyla's world was above the waterline. But in 2099, the earth has drowned and the people with it. Leyla lives alone with her father, an astronomer, and she makes ends meet by competing in sub races around famous London landmarks. Or she did until her papa was arrested for terrible crimes she's certain he didn't commit. Running out of time, running out of money, and coming up empty on answers, Leyla determines to find and rescue him herself. When she discovers a whole underwater world, her life gets much more interesting—and dangerous—than she ever imagined it could be. While the book seems to end on a firm note, there could easily be more stories in this undersea dystopian world. Shah's prose sometimes turns melodramatic ("Hope had abandoned them to the wrath of all the waters"), but this is a fine postapocalyptic novel that hits a timely note with its climate-change narrative. A solid purchase for large collections. Grades 7-11. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

London Shah is a British-born Muslim of Afghan descent. Shelives in London, via England's beautiful North. When she's not busy reimaginingthe past, plotting an alternate present, or dreaming up a surreal future, she'smost likely drinking copious amounts of tea, eating all the sweets and cakes,strolling through Richmond Park or along the Thames, getting lost on an eveningin the city's older, darker alleyways (preferably just after it's rained), listeningto punk rock, or losing herself in a fab sci-fi/fantasy film or book. If shecould have only one superpower, it would be to breathe underwater.




Subject: Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Racing > Fiction.
Political corruption > Fiction.
Undersea colonies > Fiction.
Submersibles > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Racing > Fiction.
Political corruption > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Fathers and daughters.
Political corruption.
Racing.
Submersibles.
Undersea colonies.
England > London.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Fiction.
Science fiction.
Young adult works.
Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction.

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