This is my life story. If you don't like deathly, twisted, love, unbelievable stories, then you need to stop reading this now and go look for a different book.

My name is Rue Brina. I'm fourteen and in tenth grade. I live in Poohberg, Mariesa, with my big brother Kato.

My mom was a school teacher and was always making me study. When I was little they had to move me up a grade because they said I had knowlegde beyond anything. Mom always said I had a destiny, but I don't understand what she meant. She was killed trying to get me out of the house before the bombs came down, but when I got out, she was already gone.