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A crack in the sky
Hughes, Mark Peter.
Children's Fiction HUGHES

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Hughes's grim tale is set on a largely depopulated Earth devastated by global warming. Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadopoulos lives in the domed city of Providence, a supposed consumerist utopia. His family, which founded InfiniCorp (motto: "Don't worry! InfiniCorp is taking care of everything!"), runs many such havens, and Eli has long accepted the official line that the world is cooling down and returning to normal. Temperatures continue to rise, however, and the dome's virtual reality environment is malfunctioning. Eli is soon contacted by "Foggers," environmental activists who oppose InfiniCorp's policies; when he begins to doubt everything he's been raised to believe, he is sent to a remote re-education facility. Although Eli escapes, this first volume in the Greenhouse Chronicles leaves his fate to future installments. Hughes (Lemonade Mouth) is an earnest writer, and while his story doesn't lack action, Eli's Matrix-style awakening ("What if you disentangled the truth only to discover that your whole life has been a sham?" he's asked) and the heavy-handed portrayal of his complacent society make it feel preachy. An appendix and reading list on global warming are included. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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