i could probably forgive a lot of romance subplots if they weren’t surrounding the literal only main girl to a group and pressuring her for some reason to “choose” and subsequently ripping the reader away from what is supposed to be a gripping setting and obfuscating the entire storyline just for the sake of “guy gets girl and they have kids in this awful world blah blah it’s meant to be symbolic of hope!!”
them banging solves basically nothing!! what happened to the human farms?! how do you re-educate entire generations of teens and kids after they were raised for alien entertainment/livestock?? what the fuck do you mean they go back to picket fences, suits, and dresses like five years after it all whaT THE FUCK??
it feels like such a cop-out. i should not be getting to the end of a book and screaming at the writer to get his ass back here and explain what the hell was going on with the alien chess, what happened to the other groups of runaways, where the hell did they even find the stuff to re-enact suburban america??? explain!! EXPLAIN!!!