Head over to Ideomancer and check out Cloth From Flesh, Flesh From Bone, by A.C. Wise. This is a story about a bleak future, in which children work in decaying factories, reclaiming bits and pieces of material from the dead bodies of war casualties, but it contains some wonderful imagery, a strong narrative voice, and carries a strong message about the power of love and hope, even in the most soul-consuming environment. I like stories with emotional impact, stories that make me care about the characters and what happens to them. This was such a story.