Chapter 17 Summary

Now that the moment to run has really come, Lucky is almost too worried and scared to do it. She worries about losing her job and about getting in trouble. Plus she knows she should help look for Miles since it is her fault that nobody knows where he is. Getting rid of him was necessary, though, and she knows she cannot waste all the effort she spent preparing to run away. Nor is she willing to share the glory of running with a little five-year-old. His problems are his problems, not hers.

Lucky puts on her dust mask, wraps a wet towel around her head, and grabs Miles’s book on the way out the door. She pulls on her survival backpack, which feels like it weighs an enormous amount, and sets out toward the road with HMS...

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