The Living was amazing. I was hesitant to read it, but when I did, I was glad I did. This book had a lot of "nasty thoughts," and Shy, the main character, is totally believable. I thought the way the book was set up, and the way the characters connected, was such a good way to make this story. I think that if Shy was a bit more outgoing, this book would have been a bit more ironic/funny.
This book had it all. It had survival, it had realistic aspects, and it had disease. The disease is (I think, I did a bit of research) real. If I was stuck in a situation like this, I wouldn't know how to react. I highly recommend this book.