The story takes place in the future when two 14-year-olds, one male, one female are visiting one of their aunts house on a planet that normally has enough food and exports corn. Then it just stops raining and pesticide kills the vegetation. Due to the lack of food people start to get violent and they have to stay hidden in a cave. Also both have the stress of trying to keep a few of their cousins alive because since the aunt died they took over the protector roles.
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