So the story I'm currently attempting to write is about a 17 year old girl that lives in an unnamed Russia-inspired country and is forced out of her home when a massive civil war breaks out. Her father is killed, her home burnt down, and she is left with no one and is all by herself. Now, this is somewhat plausible and realistic, but as the story progresses, she gets involved (usually not by her choice) in many violent confrontations with soldiers and generally unpleasant people: she goes to her school to evacuate; soldiers show up and start shooting. She goes into the forest to survive; she gets kidnapped by insane survivalists. She tries to cross the border; she gets captured by soldiers and taken to a labour camp. You see what I mean? It's like an endless series of deadly confrontations, captures and escapes. I need to fill the story with something, but it all seems sort of unrealistic to me, like it's ridiculous one girl would go through so much in such a short time and still live (she suffers some serious harm along the way, but doesn't die). So would it be too unrealistic to have her go through and survive so much? I want the story to be grounded in reality, but I also want exciting and dangerous stuff to happen along the way.