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The 100

Book 1, The 100 Series

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Description

The first book in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW television show.
No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 05, 2013 – Morgan s ambitious dystopian novel, set to become a TV series on the CW network, starts with 100 teenagers living in a tightly controlled society aboard an orbiting colony; all are facing their 18th birthdays and have been convicted of various offenses. As an alternative to retrial and probable execution, the teens are being sent back to Earth, abandoned centuries earlier when it became too toxic to inhabit. Third-person narration shifts among four teens three who return to Earth, and one who escaped and remains on the station. The plotting is fast-paced, and the story volleys rapidly between multiple characters, action in the present, and flashbacks, which doesn t always make for smooth reading. Morgan s flair for the dramatic ( He tasted like joy, and joy tasted better on Earth ) can be forced, but it s easy to be drawn in by the Lord of the Flies style tension that builds as the teens struggle to set up a new society on a battered Earth, and by the smoldering romances that hang in the balance. A last-page cliffhanger sets up the sequel. Ages 15 up.

Customer Reviews

Love the book, scared for the show

When I read the book was being made into a series I had to read this. The concept of the book is great, but I worry that CW's concept is too different from the book. I have to say Wells is my favorite juvenile convict out of the 100 sent back to earth to see if humans can live on earth once again.... As you read you find out from a few of the kids think and feel, along the way you find outburst what caused the earth mission so soon! I wish there second book already! Enjoy!

She Forgot to End It

Seriously! I get that all YA books have to be trilogy's (?) but at least each one has a full arc of storyline. The 100 doesn't end, it just stops. In the middle. No conclusion, no wind down, nothing. It's like she was wring a story and just walked away from it. It had such potential but turned out to be such a waste. You can't even write a spoiler because there are none. I can't believe I spent $10 on this.

Awesome

I thought the book was interesting. I loved it personally and can't wait for the next one to come out.

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  • $8.99
  • Level: Grades 10-17
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: Sep 03, 2013
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The 100 Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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