You are autistic, you are a teenager and you are alone in a post-apocalyptic world plagued by ferocious, man-eating dogs. - What would you do?
Human extinction is inevitable - there is no going back.The pox spread quickly, within weeks everyone was dead - everyone except Harper McKenzie. Barely fifteen, Harper is an orphan, but a true survivor - life made her that way. An autistic loner, suffering years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her alcoholic mother, Harper seems remarkably undamaged, but can anyone hope to survive a lifetime of isolation without descending into madness?
Then there are the dogs; they hunt in packs, and nothing living is safe.
After surviving a savage attack, Harper begins an expedition of hope. Searching for other survivors, she records her journey in a diary. The diary of an apocalypse survivor - because damaged people know how to survive. This is her story; Harper Lee McKenzie - The Last Girl Guide.
What readers are saying:
“A post-apocalyptic survival story with a fascinating, endearing and unforgettable character. I couldn’t put it down!” - EAD Press
“A dark, compelling story, with a remarkable and resourceful teenage character. As original as The Girl with all the Gifts, but minus the Zombies! I found it quite captivating and I will definitely be reading more of this author.” Jan Brooks - The Book Villiage.
“Terrifying look into our dystopian future in this post-Apocalyptic ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ - I gobbled it up in one sitting!” - J. Burns, The Book Worm.
“Damaged people know how to survive… An electrifying, and often touching insight into one girl’s struggle to survive in a hostile dystopian world. Captivating..” Kelly Morris, The Bibliophiles Bookbag.
“Harper McKenzie will stay with me for for a long time….” R. Crask, YA Readers Club.
If you loved Divergent, One Second After, The Road, The Passage, Oryx and Crake, or Alas Babylon you should enjoy this roller coaster ride of fear, tenacity, and courage, and the unlikely friendship that develops between one girl and a dog.