WOW! This book is awesome. If you ever wondered how Panem in The Hunger Games became to be in its state of poverty and haves and have-nots, then read this book. This book could be the story about how Panem was brought about.
An apocalyptic story told through the journal of 16 year old girl the before, during and after affects of the 'end of the world' scenario plays out. A great discussion for teens nowadays due to all the mumbo jumbo of the end of the world being near, according to all the naysayers.
This book really puts into perspective what could happen if we aren't prepared and it also makes the reader want to rush out and by a wood stove.
4 out 5 stars..the main character is a too whiny but grows up fast and the circumstances that shove her in the right direction make you proud of her in the end. (but the whineyness is toooooo much in the end)