ok..giving this 4 stars because it was a good read and hard to put down. It all started right off the bat and there weren't ever any dull moments really. Something was always happening. However it was a very disturbing book. They were all soooooo young! Hearing about 11 year olds with guns and babies dying was really really hard for me to bear. I undertsand that bullies are going to pop up in a situation with no adults...but for it to get so violent was very uncomfortable for me. All in all it was different than I expected. A lot creepier and way more violent, but a super fast read and I am going to have to read the next ones to find out what happens!