I just found this book in anticipation of the graphic novel. Now, I liked this, and would probably give this as a too young for Hunger Games read alike. But, my major quibble, is the Chicago location, and the fishing in the winter bit. It's cold in Chicago, so unless the plague that wiped out the adults caused some massive global warming, it's a plot hole for me.
But, I did enjoy the suspense, I liked that every attempt to fix their situation did not succeed, and I liked the survivalist teamwork. I would have liked Lisa to become less autocratic, but I am not reading this as a child. Overall, I am glad I found this.