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At the Edge of the Universe

Cover design by Jessica Handelman.

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From the author of We Are the Ants comes “another winner” (Booklist, starred review) about a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories.

Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished.

More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie.

Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking.

When Ozzie is paired up with the reclusive and secretive Calvin for a physics project, it’s hard for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy.

But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as possible.

Praise for At the Edge of the Universe

A Junior Library Guild Selection

“Wrenching and thought provoking, Hutchinson has penned another winner.”

★ “An earthy, existential coming-of-age gem.”
Kirkus starred review

“Smartly written, profound… Will stay with readers.”
School Library Journal

★ “Hutchinson uses a science fiction overlay to explore important topics… Ozzie’s wit and concern for his friends make him a captivating narrator”
Publisher’s Weekly starred review

★ “Delightfully constructed… Readers will flock to its central truths.”
Shelf Awareness starred review

“Perfectly captures the essence of a coming-of-age tale.”
School Library Connection

Awards and Honors

  • Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best
  • Westchester Fiction Award Honorable Mention
  • ALA Rainbow Book

Content Advisory

At the Edge of the Universe contains the following:

  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Depressive behavior

Where to Buy

Indie Bound.
Barnes and Noble.
Apple Books.
Simon and Schuster.