The Blue Book of Nebo

The Blue Book of Nebo

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 06/01/2022
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The Blue Book of Nebo
A short book that packs a punch
A microcosmic look at what would happen with a family in a small town in Wales in the event of international disaster- perhaps even more relevant now than ... READ MORE
Maureen at Waterstones Belfast
The Blue Book of Nebo
**Thank you to Net Galley for a copy of this book in return for an honest review**
Dylan, him mum, and baby sister Mona might be the last people in the world after The End. Several years ago, bombs dropped around the world, the power went... READ MORE
Elizabeth (Llandudno)


Dylan was six when The End came, back in 2018; when the electricity went off for good, and the 'normal' 21st century world he knew disappeared. Now he's 14 and he and his mam have survived in their isolated hilltop house above the village of Nebo in north-west Wales, learning new skills, and returning to old ways of living. Despite their close understanding, the relationship between mother and son changes subtly as Dylan must take on adult responsibilities. And they each have their own secrets, which emerge as, in turn, they jot down their thoughts and memories in a found notebook - the Blue Book of Nebo. In this prize-winning novel, Manon Steffan Ros not only explores the human capacity to find new strengths when faced with the need to survive, but also questions the structures and norms of the contemporary world.

  • Publisher: Firefly Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781913102784
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Blue Book of Nebo
One of the finest Welsh novels ever written
A post-apocalyptic novel set in the year 2026, “The Blue Book of Nebo” tells the story of Dylan, his mother, Rowenna, and baby Mona who eke out a living in... READ MORE
Kid Ferrous
The Blue Book of Nebo
Beautifully new take on a post apocalypse
I'm not usual a fan of post apocalyptic fiction, and I only picked up this book because I'd heard such good things and you rarely get to see books set in N... READ MORE
Gatlin Perrin
The Blue Book of Nebo
An astounding post-apocalyptic novel of survival
On the 3rd of June, I sat in a patch of sunshine and read the whole of The Blue Book of Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros in one go. An astonishing post-apocalypti... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux
The Blue Book of Nebo
A different dystopian
it escaped my notice that this is a Dystopian tale, even though the clue is in the blurb. We follow Rowenna and her son Dylan who live in an isolated cott... READ MORE
The Blue Book of Nebo
A truly exceptional work of fiction
'The Blue Book of Nebo' is a truly exceptional work of fiction, well-deserving of its Yoto Carnegie award. Manon Steffan Ros has written a powerful, vivid ... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
The Blue Book of Nebo
Short, but very deep
This book is just something else. I truly enjoyed every second and every word (even those in Welsh, with help of translator). Relationships between mother ... READ MORE
Karina Gilepa