The kids at Samuel S. Fornland Boardinghouse have always felt like outcasts, sent away by their families and skeptical of outsiders. As James, Abe, Elise, Charlotte, and others grow up learning to live within the rules of society, an endless winter engulfs the world.Governments fall apart. Infrastructure crumbles.San Diego collapses into anarchy--but a small number of children remain in the ruins. And in a world overrun with desperation, they must find a way to survive more than the cold. Some titles may contain explicit content and/or language.