Find Me

by Laura van den Berg

Quick take

The beauty of Find Me is that it breaks the stereotypical mold of the genre, focusing on the relationships of those surviving rather than larger global consequences. Laura van den Berg's prose swept me away.

Why I love it

It begins with memory loss, ending traumatically with death. A sickness devastates the country, decimating the population. In a hospital in rural Kansas, a rare group of individuals with immunity are gathered for study and observation behind locked doors. Joy is one of these "lucky" people…

That world, seen through Joy's perspective, is a mystery—to both us and to her. The extent of the ...