I mean this in the best possible way, but this book is SO WEIRD, y’all. Sort of like a feminist Lord of the Flies, except the girls don’t really turn on each other. Ultimately, this book is about friendships and relationships, how the girls learn to take care of each other when the rest of the world seems to have forgotten them. It’s a horror story, but not in the traditional sense. There are no jump scares, no serial killers. But there’s a LOT of totally creepy, makes your skin crawl, can’t-believe-this-is-happening scary stuff.
Lest you think this is all scary and depressing though, FEAR NOT THERE IS STILL A ROMANCE. It is a very small piece, but it is queer and it is a thing of absolute beauty and light amidst the darkness. I dare you to read this book and not fall in love with all of these girls.