I am a 16 years old and enjoy books that are adventurous.
First, I like books that give you some sort of out of the water setting somewhere you’d never assume to be wrote about. Like a wasteland version of the american west for example. Though the book doesn’t remain in one spot the whole story, it shows the whole world has been erased of major civilization and sound. Showing buildings that have been turned into giant gardens of flowers and weeds, and the way how none of them have people living in them draining away all sorts of use for them. Which makes this a good reason for me to recommend this book.
Also, the characters in this book are amazingly tied into the story just as the author planned. Stephen, a 15-year-old boy, is the main protagonist of this story; taking on things that most people should never deal with in such short time. His father protects him for the first part of the story, till their attack by a group of scavengers radding a crashed plan they were camping in. The things that his father taught him really show how he is willing to do anything to survive in this world. And is faced with the fact that he can’t survive forever alone but doesn’t want to trust people.
Last, the author Jeff Hirsch has a unique way of using his words and grabbing you into not just this book but all of them. The description he gives of the few remaining towns in the world. And showing how certain groups want to kill one another, and some very strange reasons why they want to hurt one another. Even the way he tells the story gives you an understanding of how the groups have survived and the things they’ve done to live.
All and all there is no other book I can think of to recommend, and it would be well worth your time to read. The story would not be the same if not due to the author, the characters and the marvelous setting. So next time you’re in the mall go buy this book, or even better buy the whole series.