A teenage girl of 15 years old, along with her unravelling family goes on a road trip across the country. This trip is to prepare for the Rapture in this highly anticipated and radiant debut. Her father, who is evangelical, has taken up the family and left their home behind for driving west region in anticipating rapture, with the hope of saving as a number of souls before the second coming. From sticky diners along with crowded motel pools, to the backseat of their small car, beneath bedspreads that were bleached, the siblings squabble and whisper their way across the entire nation (Miller, 33). The entire book has been written from the perspective of Jess as a protagonist. As her beliefs fray, her myopia of teenage that evolves in a way that she becomes aware regarding the fracture in her family. On the other hand, the antagonist in the plot is father of Jess.
Considering the setting chosen, the country area has been used that gives a nostalgic feeling as majority of the readers have been on a road trip. Even if the setting might have changed, but with the element and experiences of family might have balanced the feeling even in a different setting. Detailed description of each setting has been provided that sets each and every event of the book set to motion. Every setting has been presented in such a manner that might have been an obsession of that generation.