by Diane Stanley
The country is at war, terrorists strike at random, widespread rationing is in effect, and the power grid is down. But 13-year-old Sky Brightman is remarkably untouched by it all. She lives off the grid on 60 acres of rural New Mexico ranch land with chores to do, horses to ride, and no television or internet to bring disturbing news into her family's adobe house. But can Sky's family remain untouched when their friend becomes a target, or will their protection of her friend cause them harm?