I read this book for the second time, hoping that it wouldn't be quite as dry as the first time that I read it. Unfortunately, this book does drag a little bit for the first part. Once you push through the first 10 or so chapters, it does start to pick up and draw you in more with each chapter.That said, the concept of a world where the adults vanish, leaving the kids to fend for themselves is interesting. I have unanswered questions about how the kids have come into this situation, and wonder why many of them have newfound powers. The last couple of chapters had me wanting to know what would happen next in this new world.This series has a lot of potential. My hope is that book 2 will start off right in the middle of the action, allowing for a faster and more fun read.