Monday, June 9, 2014
The 100 by Kass Morgan
The human race has been living on a space colony for about 300 years after Earth was finally uninhabitable. On the ARC, teens who have been convicted of crimes have a chance to have their sentence reviewed when they get to 18 but recently, everyone has been found guilty and has been executed. Clarke is approaching her 18th birthday but she is told that she will be among the 100 imprisoned teens traveling back to Earth to see if it is safe for the rest of society to return. The government has been trying to keep things quiet but the ARC is failing and no one will be able to live there for as long as they had imagined. In addition to the prisoners, two others are on the ship - Wells, who purposefully broke the law in order to be reunited with Clarke, and Bellamy who held the leader of the colony hostage in order to come aboard and help his little sister. When the ship lands on Earth the teens find that the planet is in good shape but there is lots of tension in the group as they try to establish a new society. I don't know that this is a great book but I enjoyed reading it!