Pandering...an interesting narrative, albeit reliant on pathos, war, disease and gore to sustain interest. Then at the end a predictable affair between the two female protagonists cheapens the whole thing. By playing the lesbian love card at the end the author accomplishes three lower order disappointments: 1) diminishes a potentially powerful narrative with a cliche love plot — turning it into a juvenile romance novel; 2) yawningly predictable lesbian plot twist, detracting from a bigger feminist narrative; 3) turns this into a shameless recruiting tool for opportunistic predators to influence rudderless lonely girls. Ugh. Don’t support this agenda.