February 2012, Usborne
320 pages, Paperback
Themes: dystopian, isolated community, rations, mutants, predators, death around every corner, fear, friendship, unexpected happiness, survival, some hope, a little humour, mild teen romance, tissues needed
Summary from Usborne
It’s been 3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since Sherry has seen daylight. When things went wrong up above, she was sealed off from the world in a bunker with her family. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find devastation, desolation…and the Weepers: savage mutant killers. When her dad is snatched, Sherry joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua – an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers. But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all?
Sherry captures my heart because keeping her family safe is all that matters. Joshua shares similar ideals but keeps himself separate to Sherry, holding back until something momentus happens. The snippets of Sherry's precious life emphasizes the harshness of her current world. I did accurately guess some of the plots, but that didn't steal away from this 10/10 dystopian where all is not lost.
Be sure to check out more about Sherry's adventures on Susanne's website.
For another engrossing dystopian read check out Julie Bertagna's Exodus.