This final(?) volume in the series was more of the same. The world has ended, there are a few survivors trying to scrabble out an increasingly difficult and futile existence, and of course, the teenagers are smarter, faster and better than the adults. More so than the other two books, the teenagers in The Dark and Hollow Places, were cast as "good," and the adults were unrelentingly bad, obstructionist, and in some cases, plain old vanilla stupid. Still, I felt like I had to finish the series, and find out what happened to Gabry/Abigail from the book 2 cliffhanger. Fortunately, it's a quick and easy read, even if Annah's continual whining about her scars, and Catcher's "heat" got really old after about 50 pages. Not especially recommended, but if you've read this far, you might as well finish the series.