GENRE: Post-Apocalyptic, Survival, Coming of Age
This is a prepper book but not like the whole "stock pile everything and get your guns ready" type. It is more realistic in how to prep, more planning. The story, though, tells about the things you can't plan for which are your emotions.
Ripley and her friends are at college when the event happens,(The book explains it better than I can so I will let you just read it.) They are determined to get home to their families and throughout the journey face unexpected trials and surprises. The characters really drive this book.
I enjoyed this book so much I immediately read the second one and I am eagerly anticipating another.