I really liked the slow burn of this story, and the realism and the focus on the community rather than whatever the calamity actually is. But I'd really recommend against reading the summary provided on bibliocommons. That makes the drama seem more direct (and traditional post-apocalyptic) than the book actually depicts. It was a realistic story and ends realistically, but I feel like that's at the expense of the drama you might expect. Which isn't bad, just different. For a story that wasn't very concerned with a consciously artful presentation in favour of straightforward writing and description, I feel like the ending and epilogue's loose ends make for a tonal mismatch, but that doesn't spoil a decent book.

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