Nadia and Rabbit are on their own. The terrible sickness dubbed BluStar has ravaged the human population, taking the children’s mother with it. Civilization has crumbled and the world has become a very dangerous place. Nadia and Rabbit, however, have a special advantage. Their Uncle Bean has given each of them a shot immunizing them from the deadly disease. Now, by making the treacherous journey across the country with only the family car and whatever it can carry, the teen girl and her little brother hope to find safety with their grandfather, who may be waiting for them in the survivalist shelter he has supposedly created on the east coast. Nothing is for certain in this new world though, and new dangers seem to arise with every mile they cover. Can they survive the perilous journey and finally feel safe again?
This is your classic apocalyptic story with a modern edge. Nadia’s narrative is believable, as is her situation. The pace of the story is perfect, mixing suspense and excitement with occasional lulls used to develop the characters even further. I fell in love with Nadia and Rabbit and felt like I knew them both personally by the end of the story. You’ll find yourself rooting for them to find their way home as they struggle to find where, exactly, that is. It’s a quick read, partly because it’s impossible to stop! Overall an excellent book.