The author creates a very interesting dystopian society created after the gas crises and a neo-engine war, both concepts plausible in our near future in 25 years. Add an obedience drug placed in water to control the populace. Once you are introduced to this society, you meet the adult leaders who remember television programs, movies and other references to present day life. Once you get to chapters 11-12 the philosophy of the two battling factions of psychological terrorism and references to John Rawls' beliefs ground the realism of this speculative fiction. The action of teens in this society is non-stop for a read you do not want to put down.