Trigger Warning: Children in a brutally dangerous, ugly post-apocalyptic worlds
From the introduction:
A bunch of us live in the school now. We’ve got blankets and clothes and food and water and guns and stuff. We can burn up wood to keep warm at night, and the doors lock so animals and gangs can’t get in. It’s not as good as home, but it wouldn’t be safe at home any more. This is our new family, and the older kids say we should stop crying about making it all go back the way it was because that isn’t gonna happen.