Book Review: The 100

100Author: Kass Morgan

Pages: 277

Year of publishing: 2013

Rating: ★★★✩✩

Related posts: The 100: Day 21 (Second part)

Synopsis: In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents 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’ve only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they’re haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.

Review: The book narrates the story of few humans who survived to Earth when it was filled with toxic. Now all those who survived live in ships in the space. The rules  are clear and strict: all the crimes, even the least important, will be punished even with the death. As yet only allowed kill a persons with more than 18 years, but this has changed. Nobody know why but the superiors want to know urgently if the Earth is habitable again and they decide to send a ship with 100 teen prisoners. So if they die will not be a problem.

The theme is typical: the Earth its not habitable because  something terrible happened a few years ago. But I expected a more exciting book, more surprising moments and a more complex script. This book it’s written for teenagers who don’t like reading, it’s so simple that sometimes is boring. Furthermore almost all the episodes have flashbacks and this complicates the reading. This complication increases with the four characters who tell their own perspective: two girls (Clarke and Glass) and two boys (Wells and Bellamy).

The characters are very enjoyable, but my favourite is Bellamy, because he is very protective and sweet with his sister Octavia. But the love affair between the characters is very boring and it didn’t impress me. Regarding the trip: all them have different reasons why they were chosen to travel to the Earth and this reasons are found along the story. If you don’t want to know this reasons prematurely you shouldn’t  read the lapel.

A thing that I liked of this book is the moral: all of us need trust people to survive and sometimes you have to give a second chance. I think without this moral I wouldn’t have finished reading the book.

There is also a TV series based on this book and I’ve seen the first chapter. In the pilot chapter the screenwriters have removed several scenes that appear in the book but I will continue watching the series although I don’t like the actress who play the role of Clarke.

My valuation for this book is 3/5 because doesn’t contains the action that promises but transmits good feeling when you read it.

What’s your valuation for this book? I hope your opinion in the comments box and if you like this post, share it in your social networks. Thank you so much!

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Written by: Ana

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