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Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadopoulos is worried. Even though he's a member of the most powerful family in the world. Even though his grandfather founded InfiniCorp, the massive corporation that runs everything in the bustling dome-cities. Even though InfiniCorp ads and billboards are plastered everywhere, proclaiming:

DON'T WORRY INFINICORP IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING

Recently, Eli noticed that there's something wrong with the artificial sky. It keeps shorting out, displaying strange colors and random images. And though the Department of Cool and Comfortable Air is working overtime, the dome-city is hotter than it's ever been.

Eli has been raised to believe that the dome-cities are safe, that the important thing is to keep working and consuming, and that everyone is secure and comfortable in InfiniCorp's capable hands.

But now he begins asking questions.

All of a sudden, operatives from a dangerous band of terrorists keep contacting him. The Friends of Gustavo--or Foggers--want to tear down everything InfiniCorp has created. They promise Eli that they have the truth he seeks--if he's brave enough to handle it.

Eli isn't convinced. And he's about to find out that in the dome-cities, being a Papadopoulos isn't enough to save a rule-breaker like him from being sent far away to learn right-thinking. In his new home, the Tower, Eli meets Tabitha, once at the top of her Internship class, now a forgotten slave. Together, and with help from Eli's beloved pet mongoose, Marilyn, they just might be able to escape . . . and try to make a life for themselves in the scorched wilderness outside the domes.

This sweeping, high-concept eco-thriller recalls Disney/Pixar's Wall-E and Lois Lowry's classic The Giver, yet it is completely original, a remarkable, fully realized fantasy that will change the way you look at how we live.

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Synopsis:

Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadapoulous is worried. Even though he's part of in the most powerful family in the world. Even though his grandfather founded InfiniCorp, the massive corporation that runs everything in the bustling dome-cities. Even though InfiniCorp ads and billboards are plastered everywhere, proclaiming:

DON'T WORRY! INFINICORP IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING!

Recently, Eli noticed there's something wrong with the artificial sky. It keeps shorting out, displaying strange colors and random, pixellated images. And though the Department of Cool and Comfortable Air is working overtime, the dome-city is hotter than it's ever been.

Eli has been raised to believe that the dome-cities are safe and comfortable; that the important thing is to keep working, keep consuming; that InfiniCorp knows better than he, and he should leave everything in their hands.

But now he begins asking questions.

About the Author

MARK PETER HUGHES was born in Liverpool, England, and grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit Mark's website at MarkPeterHughes.com.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385737098
Author:
Hughes, Mark Peter
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Subject:
General-General
Series:
Greenhouse Chronicles
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.61 x 5.34 x 1.03 in 0.595 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Product details 416 pages Yearling Books - English 9780385737098 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadapoulous is worried. Even though he's part of in the most powerful family in the world. Even though his grandfather founded InfiniCorp, the massive corporation that runs everything in the bustling dome-cities. Even though InfiniCorp ads and billboards are plastered everywhere, proclaiming:

DON'T WORRY! INFINICORP IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING!

Recently, Eli noticed there's something wrong with the artificial sky. It keeps shorting out, displaying strange colors and random, pixellated images. And though the Department of Cool and Comfortable Air is working overtime, the dome-city is hotter than it's ever been.

Eli has been raised to believe that the dome-cities are safe and comfortable; that the important thing is to keep working, keep consuming; that InfiniCorp knows better than he, and he should leave everything in their hands.

But now he begins asking questions.

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