Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 2.6
Lexile Measure®: 790L
Guided Reading: Z
- Realistic Fiction
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Natural Resources
- Objectionable Language
About This BookIt's the near future — the very near future — and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be.
Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope — there has to be hope — just as there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.
Teens like Nicki, Tom, and Leila may find what they need to survive. But their lives are never going to be the same again.