Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
From the Book:
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.
I have this one 3 out of 5 stars. I liked it but I didn't love it. This book stops right when you're ready to find out if they're going to survive or not. Good set up for the 2nd book. I'm sure at some point I will be requesting the second one from the library.