I’m torn on this one. While I did enjoy the book and it was probably pretty realistic for such a scenario, it always seemed to continue at the same pace. The plot structure just seemed a bit off. Or perhaps I should say it lacked plot structure. Very good writing. I like the characters, though I thought she overused the “I hate you” from the younger sister. We get the point, the she’s a bit of a brat. She did, however, undergo a fantastic character arc for a secondary character. Nicely done.
Overall I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys post-apocalyptic novels. It’s always fun to play “what if” in those kind of situations. Nearly impossible to know what would really happen. But I think it’s safe to assume New York would become a dangerous and desolate place.