Illustrated by Posuka Demizu
The ship out date for one of the main 3 is soon, so the escape window is closing. With final preparations being made, Mom reveals she's known their plan all along, and breaks Emma's leg to prevent her from escaping. It has been Emma's wish that all of them escape together, even the littlest children, so without her, the plan falls apart and is postponed. Norman climbs the perimeter wall to discover there's a sheer cliff drop on the other side, complicating their escape plan further. Then the ship-out date they've been dreading comes.
What a heartbreaking novel. Just when they have figured out the latest biggest obstacle, Shirai throws another one their way and has to have them overcome another seemingly insurmountable thing. How in the world are they going to escape across a void? What are they going to do now that their trio is in shambles? As sad as each successive volume gets, the children continue to persevere and keep me rooting for them. It's a testament to the writer that I still want to see these children succeed enough to keep reading this story.
VIZ' rating is Teen plus for violence, and the subject matter.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 10-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dystopian, Horror, Demons
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