After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross, reviewed by Linda Buckley-Archer
Cross, who has won both the Carnegie and the Whitbread, is an expert storyteller: her plotting is seamless; her prose is supple and economical; she creates characters you care for, and depicts a world so plausible you can smell it. If I have a gripe with this engrossing tale, it is that the ending came too soon; small things are resolved but bigger things aren’t. I’d have loved an epilogue or the promise of a sequel. The issues Cross raises will stay with you.