The FAYZ ( Fallout Area Youth Zone) is an acronym created by Howard Bassem. It is a term for describing the twenty mile area that is sealed off by it. The only things inside it are ocean, a few islands, Perdido Beach (a small harbor town), Coates Acadamy, and the nuclear plant. The barrier itself is indestructable, causing shock to who ever touches it. Its is only populated by kids ages 1-14, and after the first book some turn to age 15. When a kid reaches their exact moment of 15 years old, their most trusted person will appear and tempt them to come with them. If they refuse, they will stay. What happens if they leave is unknown.