This book is very descriptive on what is happening. Stephen, in the book, doesn't even know about school or what it is. he has been living through this plague for almost 15 years. Stephen was born one year after the fall. The Chinese started the plague that killed everyone in the u.s. except for a few scavengers and slavers or many other things, but there are only a few left. Stephens grandpa and mom died and his dad fell off a cliff and is about to die . Stephen has never seen what the world was like before the fall. he found a town and is living there until and his dad is better. Stephens dad fell off a cliff because they were being chased and shot at by slavers that had two slaves with them. Stephen is getting help from the town. I have only got to page 102 but there is much more to happen. this book is a great way to improve on writing because the description in the book.