This book is an exciting, yet terrifying look at the perhaps not-so-distant future. It's a "futuristic" look at the possibility of another civil war in America. It is a book that makes you wonder where your own loyalties would lie if it came down to choosing between your state or your country.
While this is labeled as a young adult book there are some gruesome fight scenes. There is frequent foul language and some crude sexual humor. I would say it's a PG-13 book. It wasn't problematic for me and I would have no issues with my almost 14 year old reading it, but I just wanted to let easily offended readers know.
I am looking forward to reading the next book! Keep up the amazing writing Trent Reedy!