My biggest problem with the story was the complete refusal of the community to fight for their women and men.
Would a global devastation turn people into such sheep, that they would allow a band of teen agers to control them to such an extent?
I realize the initial atrocities committed would stun anyone. However, once that wears off, its time to take kick some butt and take your lives back.
No one wants to die. But living like that is worse.
I did love the book, and the evolution of the main character.