The teacher was talking about the Civil War to a class of ninth grade children.
One moment the teacher had been there, and the next he was gone. Nowhere to be found.
The students in the classroom when the teacher dissapeared where in awe. They had no idea what was going on. Astrid came into the classroom and started asking questions. Sam and Quinn did their best to answer them.
Once everyone figured out that all of those over 14 years old were gone, most ventured into the town plaza. Most everyone left in the town is confused about what happened. They decide to go and find Astrid's brother, but are encountered by bullies and obstacles.
We are introduced to Lana, a girl who was driving with her grandfather when the catastrophe happened.
When her grandfather disappears from the moving truck, the truck tumbles down a ravine, leaving Lana injured down a steep ravine with only her dog as a companion.