This book surprised me. I was expecting a typical dystopian novel and instead discovered something completely different. Juneau and Miles were endearing characters in their own ways, and I enjoyed their banter as they were getting to know each other better. Yes, a romance developed between this unlikely pair, but it seemed to progress at a realistic, natural pace as it was born out of a growing friendship, not instant attraction. The ending is a complete cliffhanger, so readers need to beware that nothing will be resolved until the next book comes out.
Highly recommended for grades 7-12.