Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Crack in the Sky

A Crack in the Sky
By Mark Peter Hughes
Delacorte Press, 2010. 403 pages. Science fiction.

Don't worry! Infinicorp is taking care of everything!
Infinicorp created the dome cities that saved a lot of people from the Great Sickness and the increasing heat of the world's atmosphere. Unfortunately, some still struggle to survive Outside. These people were called Foggers by the dome residents and blamed for every little thing that goes wrong with the dome. Eli Papadopoulos is the youngest of the ruling clan behind Infinicorp. He is rather unmotivated to gain a high and important position within The Company. He would rather spend time reading ancient books and daydreaming. He sees things that cause him to think the dome is falling apart, unable to withstand the terrible storms raging on The Outside. When he confronts his parents and other authority figures within his family he is given no satisfactory answer. This leads him to defy his elders by seeking help in very unconventional places. Eli's search for truth is long and difficult, thank goodness he has his special friend Marilyn to help him along the way. A very promising start to an exciting new post-apocalyptic series. Can't wait for the next one, though it will probably be quite awhile.
Recommended for 5th grade and up.

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