Saba lives a monotonous life with her family by the edge of post-apocalyptic Silverlake. In the remote, desert area, she has been shielded from the evils of the world and almost all human contact. One day strange men appear, kill her father and kidnap her twin brother. In an almost single-minded journey to reclaim her brother, Saba reveals her warrior spirit. She begins with a crusty and distrustful attitude toward everyone including her little sister, but surprises even herself with her ability to gain friends and lead others against evil.
This is a powerful story of family solidarity and friendship, good for an older teen crowd. Beware of some swearing and harsh language and a little violence, but never graphic.