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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Bagley Public Library Y MCW (Text) 33500013257514 New Available -
Fosston Public Library Y MCW (Text) 33500013257522 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316487337
  • ISBN: 0316487333
  • Physical Description: 417 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Sixteen-year-old Agnes must escape a cult and a Prophet as she attempts to save the world from a pandemic."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. Little, Brown and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    As a plague ravages the planet, the community of Red Creek believes they are chosen survivors. But Agnes is having serious doubts about the Prophet's visions, especially because his distrust of the Outside means that Agnes has to break the rules in order to get insulin to keep her younger brother alive. But when the Prophet says it's finally time to move into the bunker for the impending apocalypse, Agnes knows she has to get out. McWilliams (Doormat, 2004) explores societal collapse and religious doubt through an initially fragile protagonist who overcomes her fears of the Outsiders when it becomes painfully evident that her life up to that point was never fully her own. Agnes is eventually able to emerge as a young woman with agency, even as the world around her continues to spiral into chaos. In this character-driven novel, full of the mundane and the extraordinary, McWilliams delves deeply into the varied and complex relationships between spirituality and idolatry, feminism and patriarchy, love, family, and hope—all set against a nightmarish dystopian backdrop. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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

Subject: Cults > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Epidemics > Fiction.
Religion and science > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Cults > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Epidemics > Juvenile fiction.
Religion and science > Juvenile fiction.
Romance fiction.

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