I ran into this book completely by chance while searching for some interesting dystopian items for young people. I said "why not?" and added a whole series on the waiting list to read in the future, but absolutely never heard of this book, nor about screening. The greater was my surprise when I found five volumes in the library, also a complete coincidence :)
The beginning of the book aroused in me the fear, that it will not my taste, completely foreign environment for me, the Australian provinces, in addition to a fairly large number of foreground characters at a time, I thought it would be really hard to make friends with them, get to know them and empathize a whole. However, I was wrong.
Book absorbed, the events described in it were interesting, the relationship between the characters, maybe not the best constructed, but they were simple, clear and transparent, without any unnecessary beating about the bush, everything was spoken in a language accessible to potential young readers, but not only, for me as well.
Action construction reminded me a movie "Red Dawn" and I think that is something in it. You may be surprised how young people in the face of danger takes courage like this, you may think that this is all nonsense, but in my opinion it's really reliable, clear example of this are all the wars that have been in the past, all of the scouts, guerrillas in their own way fighting with oppression.
I think that this book was a good start to the series and I really cann't wait to continue.
And most importantly, I liked the main character and narrator of the story, which rarely happens to me.
Among the minuses I can mention quite modest scratch feelings of other characters, but it's probably fault first person narrative, and the lack of a negative character, they all are quite perfect, ad nauseam.
The next step will be to watch screening, although I'm terribly afraid that it doesn't show fully characters, that everything will be superficial there and that make of these ordinary people, led by fear and emotion, superheroes brandishing weapons and saving the world from the invasion.