I feel like this book has taught us how to recognize heroes outside of the common mold. In this book, heroes and villains are reversed and we see the villains with the superhuman abilities, and the civilians with the willpower for change, and to fight for it. I don’t at all think that heroes need superhuman skills to become heroes. I liked how twisting the novel was, and how you never really knew what to expect. I do wish that he’d written more about civilian life. It doesn’t seem like he really went to great lengths to explain why more people weren’t fighting. In our podcast, my partner and I are talking about the overarching theme of fear present throughout the book. This theme becomes a crucial part of the character development David and his friends go through. The idea of the entire city being held under this suffocating shroud of fear presents a captivating theme.