The plot is a bit hazy for me since I read this novel years ago but can someone tell me if they know this book? The plot:
Bomb goes off in the UK.
Building collapse and many people die.
Society starts to break down
The hero and his family own a shop and have hidden supplies which wasn't allowed.
The hero saves girl from rogue gangs when going to collect water.
They fall in love.
Corrupt soldiers are introduced who take food and gun supplies and set up base in hills surrounding the city
Heroes mum dies at the beginning but dad dies later on and so does brother or sister.
A big revolution topples the army and freedom of the people lead to the formation of a new community of survivors.
The new community builds churches and teaches kids etc.
The mutated ground meant the food grown was deadly and I think a cow dies of being too skinny.
Eventually the new community fails and people are dropping dead. They run out of food in the new reformed city and the hero and heroine decide to escape to look for some kind of utopia.
They run into rogue gangs in other cities but barely survive.
They find utopia in last chapter.