For a post-apocalyptic novel, this book is a breath of fresh air, and a wonderful change of pace from the norm. As a fan apocalyptic and post apocalyptic novels, I will admit that many of these stories are very predictable, and are often cut from the same mold. But Breakdown is totally unique for the genre.
Yes, it is set following a plague that has left large portions of the population dead, and yes, society as we currently know it gone. But this book does not spent its main focus on those details. This book focuses instead on the relationships of the survivors. It focuses on families, on friendship, on love. And that made this book very enjoyable to me. Kudos to the author!