Living in a world where the human race is dying off faster than it can reproduce, sixteen year old Maddie Ryan has started her period, an almost guaranteed sign of fertility. Knowing it's only a matter of time before the government finds out and forces her into the life of a Breeder, where her sole purpose will be to help repopulate the earth, she is faced with a harrowing decision. Does she willingly accept her fate or take matters into her own hands and run? Both options will tear her away from the life she has always known and from those she loves most, her parents and her best friend Travis, the boy who owns her heart. For nineteen year old Travis Brennan there are only three people in this world who matter... his mother, his little sister Grace, and his best friend Maddie. Maddie's sudden disappearance not only forces him to confront his feelings for her, but leads to a chain of events that will forever alter the course of their lives. As truths are revealed and lies are uncovered, Travis and Maddie will learn that there is much more at stake than they could have ever imagined. Highest Ranking: #1 in Science Fiction!!! 2016 WATTY winner!