Yes! I was like, "Caleb just might become part of the group!" I really was very surprised when he died. I'm glad that the two Japanese girls weren't so ditzy by the end of the book. I had been disappointed by how they were being portrayed and wondered what their purpose was to even be in the book! The ending was a surprising concept. Walls more than a mile high!?! The tallest WALL in the world and it hasn't been discovered? I wonder who else has become victim to who created this. And the electric spidery thing that "chose" who to let live. I want to know more about that!
Do we even know when the next book comes out? I like Jen Nielsen as well. I hope we will like the other authors who come along.
I hope you are doing well, Chai!