Melt
Ele Fountain

Yutu lives in a remote, Arctic village with his elderly grandmother. Their traditional way of life is threatened by the changing snow and ice, which melts faster every year.

Bea is trying to adapt to yet another new school. Worse still, her father’s new job takes up any spare time, and his behaviour becomes odd and secretive. On a trip she hopes will fix things, their fates take a drastic turn and Bea's life becomes entwined with Yutu's in a way she could never have imagined.

Together, they are locked in a desperate race for survival.

An urgent story of adventure and survival in a warming climate.

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What do we think?

The dual narrative is interesting. I wonder what their fate will be?

One of the best books I have ever read! Yutu and Bea's lives are intertwined in an unimaginable ending and a mystery to solve. Truly a very, very good book.
5 out of 5

I really enjoyed the way Melt was able to show how we are all similar, even to people who live in the Arctic. My favourite character would be Miki because she was so kind and caring to someone she didn't even know. The ending was also perfect, showing that we CAN stop climate change.