In a post-apocalyptic world, a man and his young son struggle to survive as they wander along a road heading south.
This is a fairly short book that manages to pack a punch. This little boy is being raised in a near-dead world. Gruesome scenes are a part of his everyday life. While his father is hesitant to help anyone they meet (with good reason!!), the little boy looks past his own fear and shows compassion.
I’m not going to lie, this book scared the shit out of me. I had to set it aside multiple times. The reality portrayed in this novel seems very close to coming true. Which is damn terrifying.
It is an extremely bleak read. What is the point of trying to chisel a life out in an already dead world? Are they lucky to have survived? Those are just some of the questions that continually crossed my mind. Questions that I have no answers for.
Reading Challenge Update: 28/40(*50)
Prompt: a book from a celebrity book club [Oprah’s Book Club. Her Reader’s Guide for this book can be found here.]