After The End by Amy Plum
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: "I have no idea what is truth and what is fiction. I'm all I've got now. I can't trust anyone."
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
My Thoughts: I flew right through this one! I am guilty that I still haven’t read Plum’s other series. But now I want too even more!
We are introduced to Juneau who has always been raised in a small clan. Everyone knows everyone, and she considers each person her family. She cares about them. She knows them. We are also introduced to Miles who wants to please his dad. Miles is out in the real world, separate from the clan.
The clan is all Juneau has ever known. She thinks the rest of the world got messed up in the war, and its not safe out there.
One day she comes home from hunting to find everyone gone and all the animals shot. She ventures outside to find her people. And boy does she get a surprising. Nothing is at all what she thought or what it seemed. Things are so different.
After The End tells the story of how Juneau is determined to get her people back. She also finds out that people out there want her. They want to use her, to know her secrets. To know more about her. I really liked both Juneau and Miles. I enjoyed how Miles comes into the story and how we get to know him and his back story.
I enjoyed this one a lot more than I thought I would. I wasn’t sure as I started reading because a lot of time is spent in the car traveling, and I thought that would get boring after a while. It kept me on my toes and I liked how things went.
Overall: I can’t wait for the next book!!! That ending, ohhhhhhhhh!!!! I was like, thats it? NO!!!!
Loved the characters, loved the plot!!! This one is probably more of a 4.5 for me! I enjoyed it!
Cover: Like it! It has that certain feel to it, like you know there is going to be a lot you don’t understand. I like it!
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