Dystopian novels are extremely popular right now, and this book illustrates, perfectly, why that is. I don't know if you'd really call the monsters in this book "zombies", but they definitely fall into the same category as a zombie. They are blood-thirsty, flesh-eating, man-hunting, monsters. And boy, are Ms. Winnacker's Weepers, scary!
The description of their physical appearance, stirs up thoughts and memories of the fearsome creatures that I was afraid would be hiding under my bed as a child. I really enjoyed how original these Weepers are from other man-eating creatures that are currently out there. Some are hairy, some are not. Some are more human-looking, while others resemble humans only in the way our bodies are <i>generally</i> structured. But, they all have in common their general make-up. They are fast, cunning, and will hunt you down.
I enjoyed the main character, Sherry. I think I liked her best because she's someone I could <i>totally</i> relate to. She has the guts and the bravery, but sometimes that gets executed poorly. But, as the store unfolds, so does Sherry. She matures and comes into her own. A girl that starts off hiding with her family in a bunker, morphs into a girl ready to take on Weepers and possible <i>other</i>, unforeseen enemies. Which, in a significant plot twist, you find out, they are there.
Her relationship with Joshua is slow-building. In reality, however, I think this is accurate, so it makes their relationship more believable. Joshua is an endearing character. I can see from the start that he wants to protect. Not just Sherry, but anyone that he can save. And, I absolutely LOVE that about him.
This story has it all for me! You've got romance, suspense, horror, and I feel like there are sooo many places that this story can go, and I'm so excited to follow along on the ride!show more