Six Days – Philip Webb

For Cass and Wilbur, the life of a Scav is all they have ever known – ransacking what’s left of London
for a lost relic that no one, not even their new masters, has ever seen.
But when two strangers from another time arrive, scavving will never be the same again.
Buried beneath the rubble is something waiting to be found – with the power to begin and end life
on Earth.
They have six days to find it.

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25 thoughts on “Six Days – Philip Webb

  1. This is a story about Cass and her little brother Wilbur who are scavengers in the remains of London a long time into the future. They are searching for some lost artefact that is very important to their rulers but no-one seems to know what it is or what it looks like even though they’ve been searching for it all their lives. One day two strangers appear. They are also looking for the artefact and they know that there’s only six days to find it or Earth will be destroyed.
    I thought this was a great book with an exciting plot and lots of action and suspense. I found the living spaceship with its own mind very difficult to grasp at first but eventually got my head round it and I’m hoping for another book to find out what happens next.

  2. I thought this was a great book with an exciting plot and lots of action and suspense. I found the living spaceship with its own mind very difficult to grasp at first but eventually got my head round it and I’m hoping for another book to find out what happens next.

  3. I very much enjoyed Six Days. After a slow start I found it impossible to put down. This is just the sort of book I’d pick out for myself at the library. I found the dialogue hard to get to grips with at first and I think a younger reader might find it confusing but after a few chapters it didn’t get in the way.
    The plot was well structured and the settings were described so vividly that I really felt I was there. I loved the characters who acted true to themselves throughout the story. My favourite character was Erin: we both love animals!
    This book has made a lasting impression on me and I’ll remember it for a long time.

  4. I loved the thought of a ship that’s alive and fighting not to be left alone. I found Cass’s vocabulary difficult to understand but this didn’t really get in the way of my enjoyment.

  5. Cass and Wilbur live the life of scavengers in a future London, searching for some mysterious artefact. They don’t really know what they are looking for until they meet strangers, Peyto and Erin, who are also keen to find it but not sure who they can trust…
    This book is full of action when you least expect it and I found it impossible to put down. I just had to read on and find out what was going to happen next!
    The idea of having a space ship with a mind of its own controlling 49 sleeping beings on board is fantastic. It’s a fascinating topic to write about and even though it’s fiction, it had me believing every word!

  6. Six Days is very detailed and the story is packed with adventure and mystery. Six Days had quite a lot of detail for my taste and I thought that it could have contained more dialogue. The book over all was well written and had a nice plot.

  7. A detailed book with a good sense of adventure. I quite liked this book but I found it went on a little in places and was slightly predictable. By Zoe.

    Six Days is a good book but occasionally it can go on a bit and say things that are sometimes unnecessary.
    By Alex

  8. This book is on its own. I thought the background of an almost destroyed world and a London being dismantled was great. Bits of the story were rather slow and most of the action came at the end but I did enjoy it overall.

  9. I thought this book had an interesting plot which gave me plenty to think about but I was sad that all the action seemed to be crammed in at the end.
    The description was good. I could picture the characters and believe in them and I was devastated when Maleeva was taken by the ship. I didn’t expect the romance between Peyto and Cass and I’m still puzzled about why the flinder chose Cass and why Peyto knew that it would.

  10. This book was not my favourite book out of all the books because this book was hard to get into

  11. I absolutely loved this book. It is fantastic. I bonded with the characters and felt how they felt. I really enjoyed it and I loved how Peyto and Cass had a relationship. Anyone who has the sense of taste to read a book will love it!!!! I ended up nearly talking like Cass when I finished. I could see the characters and I believed in them as well. I would love it if this was a film. It would be great. Thanks for a good book, it’s my favourite so far. I can’t wait to read more books by the great Philip Webb!!!

    by Shannon Devine

  12. Six Days has an interesting plot with a lot of detail but I did not find it interesting enough to want to keep on reading and reading. It can occasionally go on and not get to the point and is a little bit predictable, although there was lots of description which I enjoyed.

  13. I think ‘Six Days’ is a very detailed book with adventure, mystery and intrigue. Even though it can have slightly too much information sometimes, overall it is quite a good book. I think the main story plot is interesting and adventurous as well as humorous and sad. I think this book is aimed at children from the age of 11-18. It would appeal to this age range because it is a hard read but manageable, it has children in it and has a plot which is sometimes hard to understand. Overall I think it is quite a good book.

  14. Six Days was a really good book, but it went on a bit much in some places.
    By Hannah C

    I think that Six Days is a detailed and very well explained story. The plot is very interesting and I thought it was a good way of describing the idea of the book, thoroughly. I liked the layout and I found it enjoyable.
    By Sidra

    Six days tended to go on in places. There was a lot of slang at the beginning and then a lot of description. Other than that it was a great book.
    By Kiara

  15. I think ‘Six Days’ is a very detailed book with adventure, mystery and intrigue. Even though it can have slightly too much information sometimes, overall it is quite a good book. I think the main story plot is interesting and adventurous as well as humorous and sad. I think this book is aimed at children from the age of 11-18. It would appeal to this age range because it is a hard read but manageable, it has children in it and has a plot which is sometimes hard to understand. Overall I think it is quite a good book.
    By Ella

  16. I found Six Days really intriguing and a page turner at the start. I thought it was really mysterious and a bit confusing at the start because I didn’t understand what Cass did to get Wilbur out of Big Ben, but overall it was extremely enjoyable.
    By Maryam

  17. Six Days is a very well written book with a complex plot. I probably would not have chosen to read this type of story but I’m so pleased that I did. It has really opened my eyes to a whole new genre of books which I’m really excited about entering.
    I found the beginning rather slow and the slang was a bit of a barrier, so it took me a while to get into it but when I did, I could hardly put it down. The ending leaves unanswered questions so I hope there will be a sequel. I’d love to find out whether the romance between Cass and Peyto will develop.
    Six Days is a fantastic action-packed story with interesting, memorable and believable characters. I loved this book!

  18. I really enjoyed the plot but it took a while for me to get into. After about a hundred pages, it becomes an absolute page turner, very thrilling and hard to put down and very rewarding for readers who stick with it. At the end though, I think the action goes too quickly and I didn’t quite understand what happened to Wilbur, Maleeva and the sleeper pods. Apart from that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and truly hope for a sequel!

  19. Six Days is a dystopian novel about siblings Cass and Wilbur who are scavengers, tearing London apart to find an artefact for their Vlad masters until strangers from another world tell them there’s only six days left to find it.
    I loved the plot as it gave me the chance to get to know the characters whilst enjoying lots of action. My favourite character was Erin. I liked her protective side and the way she felt at home in space. There definitely should be a sequel.

  20. I only read 105 pages but I really didn’t like this book. Why are there so many confusing words that aren’t in the dictionary? I found it really boring, even the parts other people said were good. Sorry.

  21. I thought that the start of this book was boring and confusing but by the middle I was really starting to enjoy it. If it wasn’t for the first part, this would have been my favourite book by far.

  22. Down-to-earth, uneducated Cass and her brother, forced to scavenge London for an artefact that their masters want, meet two strangers from a different planet and discover they have only six days to find it.
    Six Days is an amazingly well written and intricately thought out book. It’s a difficult story to get into but well worth it when you do. I wouldn’t normally choose to read science fiction but I’m glad that I did because it’s opened my eyes to a whole new world.
    Heart-stopping.

  23. I thought this book was amazing. I wouldn’t normally pick up a book of this type, and I admit that I was reluctant to start reading, but I was soon absorbed. I especially enjoyed the idea of a homefleet searching for suitable new planets to colonize.

  24. I thought Six Days was well written but it really wasn’t for me. It was too hard to get into.

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