A short, but interesting, and well developed story. I felt like I was able to build such a clear picture of the state of the world, and the lives of the people there without any sort of info dumping. The plot is interesting, and well developed. I enjoyed the struggles of the characters, and seeing the relationships and how they changed over time, and with circumstances. My only complaint was that the ending, while not perfect, was a bit too neat. I wouldn't have minded if what they thought could have happened did, it could have been an interesting way to explore ideas of love, belonging, and what truly binds people together. Instead it was a little too schmoopy romantic for me.