By Sophie Littlefield
Awakening in a bleak panorama as scarred as her physique, Cass buck vaguely remembers surviving whatever negative. Having no concept what number weeks have handed, she slowly realizes the frightening fact: Ruthie has vanished.And along with her, the majority of civilization.Where once-lush hills carried vehicles and trade, the roads at the present time see purely cannibalistic Beaters—people grew to become hungry for human flesh through a central authority test long past wrong.In a damaged, barren California, Cass will endure a harrowing quest to get Ruthie again. Few humans belief an intruder, not to mention a lady who turned a zombie and in some way became again, yet she reveals support from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety.For the Beaters are out there.And the people grip at survival with their set off arms. specially after they study that she and Ruthie became the main feared, and wanted, of guns in a courageous new world….
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And all the teachers were dead from hunger or disease or riots, or dragged off by the Beaters, or desperate, like Cass, just to survive. There was no one left to teach children like Ruthie. Cass forced those thoughts from her mind as the man guided her into the hallway, his hand at her waist gentler now. Earlier, he’d been rough as he searched her, patting down the ragged and stinking canvas pants and athletic shirt that stuck to her, the same clothes she’d woken up in a couple of weeks earlier.
Afterward, he gathered her hair with his hands and hap-hazardly piled it in a file box while Cass got control of herself. He carefully avoided looking her in the face and Cass knew that she was hard to look at, an ugly, hard-worn thing. She demanded that he take her to the library that night, and he agreed once Cass made it clear that she was going with or without him. He tried to talk her into waiting a few days, when the full moon had waned. The Beaters had become bolder, he warned her, coming out on moonlit nights as well as mornings and early evenings.
Had some greater threat come along? There was a sudden clang and the door to the school burst open and a woman ran out, wailing. Her flip-flops slapped against the pavement, and she stumbled at the kaysev-choked median that once kept the carpooling moms in orderly lines. A pair of men chased after her, trying to restrain her, but the woman shook them off. ” she screamed, but Cass pulled the girl tight against her and held the blade to the soft skin under her chin. “Stop there,” Cass yelled. And then she added the one thing that might convince them to do as she said.