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Lauren survives in a dystopian world. The year 2024, environmental degradation and economic collapse have all but destroyed American society. Diseases like measles is rampant. The only safety is found in walled communities like the one Lauren...
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Lauren shoots a dog her father has already shot in the head to kill it because she can feel its pain. After she shoots it, she continues to feel its pain, as it dies. She is, however, relieved that she does not die too.