Whatever it Takes by Linda McCarty
Approx. 78,720 words.
Published on January 26, 2013.
Tells the story of a group of children whose country is caught up in a terrible war. Orphaned and alone, hiding from the government that wants to protect them by locking them in institutions, the bombs that rain down on their city nightly, and roving gangs of scavengers and thieves, they decide to gamble everything in a hazardous, maybe foolhardy, bid for freedom.