It's the near future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be.
Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope - there has to be hope - just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.
Suzanne Weyn has written many books for young adults, including Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters
, Distant Waves
, and The Bar Code Tattoo
. She lives in New York, and you can find her online at www.suzanneweynbooks.com.