Like, wow. Walker can write her pen off. Come for the story of an eleven-year-old-girl's coming of age in a global catastrophe and stay for writing so good it can make the earth spin a little slower to give you time to enjoy it.
Not that I did take much time to enjoy it, having devoured 260 e-pages in a day and a half.
If this novel were written by a man with a boy protagonist, it would have won every literary prize there is.