It’s the end of the world as we know it. We may have gotten through Covid, but the latest pandemic decimates the human and many animal populations. Andrew is on his own when he stumbles into a bear trap. After screaming and crying in pain for a few hours, he manages to pry the trap off. He won’t make it long without supplies, so when he comes across a house, he decides to try it. Jamison meets him at the door, gun at the ready, but Andrew is at his end. He would rather have Jamison shoot him quickly than to go on, dying slowly from infection. And so starts a friendship which will take them through the dangers of the apocalypse, romance, and more.
When I saw a dystopian novel with queer characters, I knew I wanted to read this, and I have to say this book did not disappoint. It’s going on the list for my teen book club. For a complete work of fiction, the stories and characters are real, with flaws, fears, and everything else. This should be a top YA book of 2022.
Available March 2022.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by HarperCollins Children’s Books.