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Publisher's Summary

Ashley Kelly is your typical American teenager - or she would be if it wasn't for the cluster bomb that crippled her. Seven years after the invasion, over a hundred million Americans have been displaced by the war, with millions more dead. Ash has spent seven years learning to walk again, and she'll be damned if she's going to lie down for anyone, human or otherwise.
©2016 Peter Cawdron (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 05-10-18

I love this book!

I appreciate Ashley's, the protagonist, snide humor... Get this exchange!

"Do you have baggage?” a Mexican woman asks. “Physically, or metaphorically?” I ask in reply, but my comment goes past the goalkeeper and straight into the net. She misses it completely."... [She keeps writing]...
..."In my mind, I’d like to imagine she’s composing a haiku...
Crippled girl in a wheelchair,
Clothed in dust and sweat,
Grubs eat babies.
OK, the last line has only has four syllables, but it’s got sufficient shock factor to work."

Oh my goodness this is rich! Thanks Peter!

I know that "Oh, Wow!" ... isn't a real review! But I keep finding myself saying, 'oh wow,' throughout the book... either that or simply, 'I love this.'

I have said in the past that I haven't met a book by Peter Cawdron that I haven't enjoyed, and Oh-Boy-Howdy, does he ever deliver this time! This is a fast action, apocalyptic story that makes you think. The story is told from the POV, of Ashley, a girl who is mostly confined to a wheelchair. Ashley is amazing and not about to let anything, let alone wheels-instead-of-walking, get in her way... When I finished the book, I went ahead and purchased another, gifting it to a friend... So go get your copy today, and see what you think! Now excuse me, I need to reread the ending!
A couple of years later, I've just re-read/listened to the audio version, and I don't feel any difference for the love I hold for this book. If anything I love the book more as it felt like Lauren Ezzo the narrator was actually channelling Ashley as she rolled that damn wheelchair to the books conclusion...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 01-27-18

SPECTACULARLY AWESOME

this was beyond just a good book it almost seemed as a awesome retailing of true events it was that good and believable this my 3rd book by this author and I will be listen or reading more a d the narrator was extremely perfect for this book and yoh could easily tell which character she was on but she was spot on for main character

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