Jacqui's mother comes into the room frantically, distributing the news that will change her life. Jacqui had to dress, talk, and act like a boy from now on.
"The raiders have made it to the suburbs. Quickly! Get under the bed. From now on you are Jack, and you are a boy!"
After discovering Mrs. Tarsis is outside the wall,the only place safe from raiders who are destroying Denver. Dean, Jacqui- now Jack's brother, offers to take her to the safe colony, and does not return.
"Thank you son."
"I'll take her dad." "No you don't understand me. That's Lissa's mom. I'll take her someplace safe, then I'll come home."
Jack runs away and reunites with her friends Fiona, Jonah and Bowen. Together, they come up with a plan to find their loved ones.
"That means there is a chance she's still alive!