|The 100 (Novel)|
The Hundred #1
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The 100 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Kass Morgan.
The novel is set approximately 300 years after radiation made the Earth uninhabitable. Humanity however, has survived for generations on a large space station.
That space station is now failing, so 100 prisoners under the age of 18 are sent down to Earth to find out if it has become habitable.
In the near future, humans, collectively known as the Colony, have abandoned the Earth after a nuclear and biological war, known as the Cataclysm, which left many fatally infected. Living in three city-like spaceships, known as Phoenix, Walden and Arcadia, orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if the planet left for three hundred years will be habitable yet. Faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland before it is too late.
Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents - considered expendable by society - 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 have only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they are haunted by their past and are uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust one another in order to face the challenges the Earth will throw at them.
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