As a hopeless romantic, I can't help but love a happy ending. I enjoyed the part where the wrong Brewer fixed the car and I thought the relationship between Maggie and her grandmother was endearing. I would have loved to see more of the relationship between Maggie and Sydney as it was first developing in order to gain more of an attachment to them. I thought the connection you made between Sydney and the grandmother at the end of the story (with the Baby Ruth's) was a nice touch.
I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the main character, Marcus: A man with no family or friends who put everything into his job. Marcus faces a difficult decision that not only cost the lives of many refugees, in what Marcus considered mercy killings, but he loses his job and is shunned by the masses. I don’t want to give the whole story away but it is definitely a worthwhile read! The author really had me thinking about what life might be like 32 years from now with its elaborate caste system and universal/omniscient control system called “The Cloud.” A little unnerving.