The 100 (The 100 Series, Book 1)

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Join one hundred teens on an epic journey from outer space to a barely recognizable Earth in this high-profile commercial teen series.

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland -- before it's too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust -- and even love -- again.

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KASS MORGAN received a BA from Brown and a Masters degree from Oxford. She currently works as an Editor in New York and lives in Brooklyn.

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Dark and riveting, Morgan’s entry in the very popular dystopian, postapocalyptic YA subgenre blends science fiction, romance, and characters’ shadow sides with a mostly engrossing plotline. In a future lived on spaceships, long after the earth’s destruction, teenage delinquents are usually sentenced to die for their transgressions. Then 100 of them, who are deemed disposable guinea pigs, are instead sent to the ravaged earth in order to see if it is habitable for humans. Clarke, Wells, Bellamy, and Glass are the four narrators, through whose voices the story line sometimes glides and sometimes bumps along. The differing perspectives shed much light on the otherwise lightly drawn world setting, but it can sometimes be hard to leave one character for the next. Regardless, Morgan’s debut clips along at an easy pace because of its simple yet direct writing style. A mash-up of The Lord of the Flies, Across the Universe, and The Hunger Games this has already been tapped by the CW network for television production. It should appeal to fans of postapocalyptic novels seeking the next potentially big new thing. Grades 9-12. --Julie Trevelyan

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