Let’s Read: The 100

Megan Grams, Sports reporter

is-3-lets-read-uneditedThe 100 a science fiction novel written by Kass Morgan is written in four main point of views. The story is written in the point of view of Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Glass. The novel is set approximately 300 years after a nuclear war, rendering the Earth uninhabitable. However, humanity has survived for generations on three large spaceships: Phoenix, Walden, and Arcadia. Now, the people of the conjoined ships believe radiation levels have diminished over time.They decide that they will send 100 juvenile delinquents to Earth to see if it is sustainable. This could be their second chance at life, or it could be a suicide mission.

Clarke’s story begins when the juveniles’ dropship crashes into Earth. Since her parents were both profound doctors on the spaceship, she had quite the knowledge in the medical field which automatically appointed her the caretaker of all the people injured in the crash. The problem with this though is that during the crash, all of the supplies needed to survive, were scattered throughout the vicinity of the crash site. To add onto the medical problems on her shoulders, she is also thrown into a love triangle of Bellamy and Wells.

Wells is having problems with the other juveniles that are on the ground with him. Although Wells is very knowledgeable in Earth survival, the juveniles are too ignorant to listen to the chancellor’s son because of his reputation. With Wells’ fight for Clarke’s love and his reputation reflecting on people’s opinion on him, is he really safe?

Bellamy always has an eye on his sister. For sixteen years Octavia has lived in secret while her mother and Bellamy did everything to protect her. When their mother got floated (form of execution), Octavia got sent to prison and Bellamy worked as a janitor. Now that he is on Earth, Bellamy has a tighter leash on Octavia, hoping to keep her alive, but when she steals vital things and finds out the truth about his little sister; how will that affect their relationship?

Glass, after escaping back onto to the Ark, lives in secret. After finding out some devastating news that her love has moved on she reevaluates her decision not to go to Earth. The government also pawns Glass as an example to show that they truly reevaluate the juveniles’ crimes, giving them fair trials. With her being on a close leash and her drama with her love, something else is wrong. She finds out the true reason the 100 were sent down to Earth, the Ark’s oxygen levels are diminishing and fast.

The book ends in a cliffhanger, the 100 find out they are not alone on the ground and the Ark is trying to ration the last of the oxygen supply throughout the four space stations.

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