I'm not sure what exactly compelled me to pick up this book. I've been on a bit of a dystopia/apocalypse kick ever since that was the genre of the month for the NTOFYA Group. The premise is kind of cool but I think it would have been ten time better if we were dealing with adults inside a Wal-Mart instead of a bunch of kids and pre-teens. I honestly didn't make it far and I may try and read it again at another time but I just couldn't deal with all of the "oh like me! Like me!" crap in addition to the world ending.