Monday, July 30, 2012
The Weepers by Susanne Winnacker
Sherry and her family had lived in a bunker for three years. They have now run out of food and must exit to the destroyed world outside to try to find more...
Marshall Cavendish and Net Galley allowed me download this book and read it for review (thank you). The subtitle on this book is "The Other Life". It has been published and you can buy a copy now.
This story is chilling. It's a tale of survival and death, mutants, the government and personal character strength when facing the unknown and unbelievable. While the story is fiction, it's amazing how easy it was to see something like this happening.
What Sherry and her father find in a deserted grocery store are monsters. They haul off her father and Sherry is saved by a young man who was in the same area. He tells her they are humans who were changed by the virus they were bombarded with and are now called "Weepers".
How Sherry and her new friend go after her father and her mother and brother makes a harrowing tale. Even the safe house isn't really safe.
The most horrifying aspect of this story is how this all began and what it means for humanity. Whether you are a young adult or an older person reading this book, it will make you think. How would you respond? How long would you survive? And is surviving the best thing?