Author: Kat Falls
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub Date: 09/24/13
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book was an adventurous and refreshing read. The main character built strong relationships with people who were strangers at the beginning of the book, as well as going through her own change when she transformed from a soft city girl to a survivor in the wild. The plot became more complicated as the story went on and resulted in a satisfying ending.
The dialogue was decent but I preferred the plot voice. The main character was a believable and easy character to relate to and I admired how the author was able to balance out her personality.Memorable or Forgettable: This book has a little something for everyone. It has the thrill of danger and adventure with plenty of science fiction in the mix, mystery from a missing father with a criminal job, desperation and friendship, as well as a hint of romance.
Cover: I think the cover suited the book well, it's eye-catching and it piqued my interest. The cover shows the isolation of the city from the outside world and manages to convey different ideas of restriction and exploration at the same time.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: I thought that the plot had a bit of a slow take-off, but it was necessary for laying the foundation of the story.
tags: science fiction / mystery / adventure / dystopia / romance / ya lit