There is soo much to say about this book! Its a truly gripping tale that takes you on the best emotional roller coaster ride you didn’t expect to go on. I felt such a bond with many of the characters in this book, and felt may self-reflective moments about how this could be me or someone I love living this story. I can say I was rooting for everyone in this story to make it.
The main character and narrator is a brave, loyal, independent, coming of age girl named Kella. She tells her story with honesty, optimism, clarity, anxiousness, fear, and of course bits of anger. The Apocalypse is now and Kella just wants to survive and take care of her brother Huck. With Huck and her cousin Jumper they begin a trek to along the Appalachian Trails armed with vital information that could change everything. As they fight to survive they come across many people who want what they have and are out to get them, or who have been infected with this virus and are trying to infect them.
This journey brings in many characters that become new friends/allies in this deteriorating world, and then others who are that wolf in sheep’s clothing. What will become of Kella? Will her and her companions make it through to the end, or is all lost?