Ok. Time to speed through the next few chapters because of time issues.
K-town is actually Korea Town. Ok.
So Nat can read which is a big thing, because usually people are just taught “textlish” which is texting language taken to the extreme. Anyone see the not so subtle similarities here between this book and 1984? We have disallowing of screwing, constant surveillance, and a shrinking minimized language in both books, but whereas 1984 does it perfectly, this is just a plopped down mess. Jeez, this is starting to feel like 1984 gone wrong.
To make Nat sounds legit, she only likes to read classics.
There are random white flowers on the ground and Nat find Wes slightly tolerable for a moment (even though they never hated each other in the first place), but there’s an explosion that shatters the moment and then we find out that it was caused by one of Wes’s only people.
That boy is fucking retarded. Or the author just created really bad setup. Either way, he shoots a rocket launcher or something and knocks down a house.
So now, they might have seekers on their trails. And seekers are the people trying to catch them for breaching curfew (I had to re-read the section back at around chapter 9, and that’s why the government was chasing them when they left the city, because they breached curfew apparently. Right. Because you send out full search crews every time someone breaches curfew. Why is there even a curfew in the first place?).
The abandoned village/town area is filled with pop cans, which go off after the boy had destroyed the first home. Daran get stuck in the snow and needs saving from Wes. It’s suppose to be super dramatic because they have to leave, but Wes need to save Daran so they gotta wait.
But like always, nothing actually happens. Wes arrives safely back onto the truck with Daran and they head off.
Anyway, they’re driving away unscathed when they notice little fluffs that turn out to be the seeds of those white snow flowers.
So we’ve got random adapting plants now? They’re just going to defy all laws of biology and live in the middle of snow, where there’s no way they would be able to pollinate and reproduce just because the author says so? Ok. I see how it is.
Daran wakes up upset that he lost most of his stuff. The whole setting off the town thing is pushed off as a mere prank.
No, FUCK YOU. You set off a town and that’s just a prank?
Nat is bleeding from nothing and that calls for another pit stop. Right. You totally can’t bandage people while the car is in motion. Wes thought there was a big cut, but then it just “magically disappears”.
Nat teases the boys but Wes takes it as a personal insult. He goes all ranty about how life’s shit hard and he’s helping to boys with education and shit.
“Shakes said you won a Purple Heart and a Medal of Honor.”
NO. I HATE YOU BOOK FOR YOU IGNORANCE AND BELIEF THAT PURPLE HEARTS COULD JUST BE HANDED OUT TO MINORS LIKE CANDY BECAUSE THEY’VE “SERVED” IN THE ARMY AND GOT INJURED. YOU CAN’T EVEN HAVE A PLAUSIBLE ARMY WITH 13 YEAR OLDS. WTFWTFWTFWTF. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Wes asks where Nat serves because everyone serves. Except for people who work, dumbass. Nat admits to never serving.
Then, OMFG, the seekers find them, because that’s totally not expected after one of your idiotic boys decided to shoot down an entire town.
Maybe that’ll teach him a lesson. You’d think these human beings would have a little more common sense in them rather than giving themselves away so blatantly.