Krause's dystopian tale delves into the heart of what people will do to survive, and how far from the life they want they are willing to go in order to provide for the people they love. All in all, I liked it. I likedthe way she created characters who were despicable in the same ways that the despicable people we've all met would be if put in power or under strain, and I liked that she took the types of good people who are everywhere, and had them reacting realistically within the tight prison of poverty, fear, and darkness resulting from the corruption of the local government as well as the threat of the sun. These aren't heroes who can't be touched by minor irritations like chapped lips- they're real, they're hungry, and they're going to survive.
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