Surviving in an underground den for more than a decade after her people are attacked by the forces of a hostile government, 15-year-old Valkyrie and her older brother emerge in a near-future Montana after the disappearance of their father and struggle to acclimate to a world filled with fear and violence. By the award-winning author of
Raised in the wilds of Montana by survivalists, 15-year-old Valkyrie White is ready to make her own statement against the government through a spectacular suicide bombing. Valkyrie's life before her mission is told in alternating chapters, sharing a childhood filled with dogma against "Those People." At the age of five, Valley's mother was killed by enemy black-helicopters, causing her father to intensify his training of her and her brother, Bo. Making bombs and learning military skills as well as regular schoolwork, Valley has been training for her entire young life. Valkyrie's chilling journey to complete her mission is gripping and horrifying, revealing a passion born of mistrust and rage.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Types of Characters, Social Issues / Violence, Social Issues / Physical + Emotional Abuse, Family / Alternative Family
- January 1, 2013
- March 12, 2013
- Blythe Woolston
- Kate Rudd (Narrator)