Anyone watching The 100 on TV? The book is written by Kass Morgan, a young adult novel, we’ve just ordered the sequel, Day 21.
In 3010, humanity lives in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the planet will be habitable again. Now a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent on a high-stakes mission to re-colonize Earth.
After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community and to get over their dark pasts
The 100: Day 21 is a continuation of her first book and bestseller, The 100. The first book introduced all of the main characters for the series and gave all of the background of where humans are now living and why.
There are a group of 100 juvenile delinquents sent to earth by the Chancellor of the Colony established on spaceships where humanity now lives due to a devastating nuclear war on Earth. The spaceships have kept their distance far above the radioactive surface of Earth.
In the first book, the 100 young people are sent by a dropship to re-colonize earth. The reason is made much clearer by the end of the second book. A hint is that the spaceships are about to lose the limited precious resource needed to breath. Day 21 picks up with all of the main characters from the first book: Clarke, Wells, Octavia, Bellamy, Glass and Luke. All but Glass and Luke are sent to Earth.