Originally Posted by desertgrandma
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.
It surprised me, too. The people seemed very passive and timid. How do people with those personality traits manage to survive for over a decade with limited resources?
Maybe there's a tradeoff between the ability to co-operate peacefully, and the ability to co-operate to fight against an external threat?