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Eliot Schrefer


For July we are onboard the Coordinated Endeavor with no memory of the launch, but a solid understanding of what our mission is - to save Minerva! Joining Spacefarers Ambrose and Kodiak, an operating system and a roving robot The Darkness Outside of Us by Eliot Schrefer is an epic space adventure.

The Book Box comes with gifts to open while you read, curated and created by the Alphabet Team! We will also have an accompanying 
Podcast released in 2023!

You can find the book by itself here. 

Product Info

Publisher: ‎ HarperCollins US
Date: 10 April 2023
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 416 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0062888235
Reading age: ‎ 13+

Full Description

They Both Die at the End meets The Loneliest Girl in the Universe in this mind-bending sci-fi mystery and tender love story about two boys aboard a spaceship sent on a rescue mission, from two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer. Stonewall Honor Award winner!

Two boys, alone in space. Sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission.

Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor with no memory of a launch. There’s more that doesn’t add up: evidence indicates strangers have been on board, the ship’s operating system is voiced by his mother, and his handsome, brooding shipmate has barricaded himself away. But nothing will stop Ambrose from making his mission succeed—not when he’s rescuing his own sister.

In order to survive the ship’s secrets, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other . . . especially once they discover what they are truly up against. Love might be the only way to survive.

Content Warnings

Injury/Injury detail
Terminal illness
Mental illness
Panic attacks/disorders
Self harm
Sexual content


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A Quiet Pride- this discreet option is designed to keep you safe while still getting your favourite books in the mail. If you are not out at home or you don’t feel like advertising your rainbow purchase, you will receive a plain brown box with no identifying markers.