Title: The Weepers
Author: Susanne Winnacker
UK published 2/28/12 by Usborne
US published 5/31/12 by Marshall Cavendish
Germany: Heyne (Random House)
Sherry and her family have been in a bunker for 3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days. And today, they are on their last can of food. Not nearly enough for six people.
Sherry and her father head out of the bunker to risk hunting for food. They are not prepared for the devastation that awaits them-ash everywhere, deserted streets, dead bodies. Unfortunately, they are not the ones out hunting. In fact they are being by the Weepers.
In a dystopian future, the U.S. is over-run by a rabies mutation. The military stopped broadcasting months ago. Is there hope for anyone left in the bunkers? Or will everyone die there?
I was hooked from page two. Starting off with the family being out of food jump started this thrilling tale of survival. In a short amount of time, we see Sherry's courage as she goes off to look for her father who went missing. The small, under-played romance was not overdone. Even in such a short amount of time, the character development felt like it should be in a survival situation. No one wants to lay all their cards on the table, there would still be secrets, personal walls, etc.
I am very excited for the next book!