I’m not sure why I find myself drawn to stories told by teenagers – maybe it was my years of teaching, or my years raising my own kids. Or maybe I just never quite grew up!
AROUND YOU FALLS APART, THE ONLY SALVATION MAY BE LOVE.
BUT IS LOVE EVEN POSSIBLE
IN A WORLD GONE MAD?
Bryn and her sister Tess survived
a deadly plague that decimated life on Earth. And now, ten years later, they're living in The
Republic, a community of survivors struggling to rebuild what was lost. But the rules aren't easy -- a lot is demanded of fertile young women -- and Bryn has had to make sacrifices to protect Tess. The time is coming when Tess, too, will be forced to play her part in the community's master plan.
With the help of three new friends, Bryn wants to walk away and find a different way to live. But escape may not be possible. And even if it is, the world she finds beyond The Republic may not offer any answers.