What’s going on? Where am I? Who am I? Both the characters in the story and the reader wonder. Sigler has achieved an interesting balance between a thriller-like atmosphere and a slowly unfolding reality.
A group of twelve-year-olds wake up in older bodies, in coffins, with no memory of who they are and how they got there. Thus begins what is slated to be a trilogy.
There’s a somewhat Lord of the Flies flavor to the behavior of these “young adults.” With more questions than answers, and anxiety levels rising, the need for a leader quickly arises. While most of the small group are happy to let someone else make the decisions, two young people with very different attitudes are convinced that they should be leading. The outcome of their power struggle has unforeseen consequences as they all strive to keep going in a perplexing environment that seems to offers no food, water, or clues as to why they are there.
When you have no idea where or who you are, to what lengths will you go in order to keep yourself and others safe? Alive?