Title: The 100
Author: Kass Morgan
Series: First in The 100 Trilogy (also a TV Show on CW)
Recommended for: High schoolers who liked the romance in Hunger Games
Call Number/Link: Teen Fiction Morgan, K.
When 100 juvenile delinquents are sent on a mission to recolonize Earth, they get a second chance at freedom, friendship, and love, as they fight to survive in a dangerous new world.
I saw the first episode of the TV on Netflix, and I decided to read the book when I heard that the TV show got great reviews. I was looking for something new to offer our dystopian fans. The book itself is pretty good. It offers different viewpoints of things happening to the kids up on the space station as well as on the ground. It delves into moral ambiguity, and it has some truly gut-wrenching decisions that need to be made. All those things were great. What I found less great, surprisingly, was the amount of romance in the book. They took a book that should have been about so much more, and they overpowered it with hormones–and I like romance books! If the romance had taken a backseat to the rest, I would have been more impressed. As it is, I will still be recommending it, but only to those people who are Team Peeta or Team Gale. 🙂