(I received this book in exchange for an honest review.)
I felt this book read more often like a first person story (including dialog) rather than the journal of a 16 year old girl fighting for survival. This story is full of brave adolescents, who do what they can to survive. Sarah is a very brave and nostalgic teenage girl, who spends a lot of time pondering things. I liked the internal debates and view points she expressed on religion, politics, and so forth. However, I wish it had gotten more into the daily life of survival rather than ruminating on her past life and rambling on about what could be. Overall, I felt the writing had a great descriptive quality about it, and got better as it went on (I felt it picked up about halfway through). I enjoyed the story for what it was, and am glad to have read it.