Sadly, this book was no Hunger Games. I actually didn't like anything about it. It's ok, Cole kinda felt the same way.
The weird thing is that no matter how much I wanted to delete this book from my mind, it was all I could think about a few weeks ago when I visited NYC. There's a storyline that takes the mutant tween characters down into the subway and around a corner to discover a whole village of tunnel people living underground. Since we stayed in Brooklyn but hung out in Manhattan, we subsequently spent a lot of time underground. I nervously thought about eyeballs blinking at me from the dark tunnels while I waited for trains, but forgot about the possibility after getting back on the street.
Until I saw this:
"Armed with gloves, a backpack, and a healthy appreciation for the deadliness of the third rail, urban historian Steven Duncan and videographer Andrew Wonder explore the Undercity. This is the hidden New York. And it's beautiful." (Gizmodo)