Thursday, July 7, 2016
As humanity lives out the remainder of its existence at the top of an isolated apartment tower, young Jackie dares to question Tower Authority and their ban on traveling into the tower's depths. Intelligent and unyielding, Jackie ventures into the shadows of the floors below. But will her strong will and refusal to be quiet—in a society whose greatest pride is hiding the past—bring understanding of how humanity became trapped in the tower she has always called home, or will it simply be her undoing?
I like the premise of this book. The idea that everyone is living in an 21 floor apartment and they can't leave their floor had me intrigued. From the moment I started reading I pictured the world that Mr. Luthor built for this book. Jackie's curiosity about the rest of the floors in the apartment rubbed off on me and got me curious. The aspect of the world kept me reading even though the first half of the story was really all about the talking...talking about the building and talking about the people. Yet the second half of the story made up for the first half. This is where Jackie ventured around the apartment building and I was exposed to just what was beyond the other floors. You could say the pacing was faster involving more action. This is a good read. I do look forward to checking out other books by this author.