Keeping it 100 with The 100

Keeping it 100 with The 100

Hailey Cingel, Staff writer

   The 100 by Kass Morgan is a futuristic dystopia, where Earth has faced a nuclear apocalypse and only the lucky have made it up to space.  

   Several hundred years after the cataclysm, the spaceship starts to fall apart and the leaders of the colony come up with a way to solve their problem- send one hundred juvenile delinquents down to Earth as an experiment to test radiation levels.

   Since the series release, Morgan’s novels have also turned into a hit television show on The CW.  The basic storyline has been taken from the books, and produced into a live action show. However after season one, the stories from the books run out and the plot is written entirely by The CW.

   Morgan’s novels are well written and have several deviations in the storyline from the show, which makes it all the more enticing to read the series. The books provide more information about life before Earth.  

   Morgan’s novel changes point of view every chapter through four different characters. Some chapters feature flashbacks to their life on the colony, which allows for further character development.  

   Throughout the first novel, the 100 have to learn how to hunt, build cabins, and face struggles between classes. 

   The flashbacks provide an insight to what their lives were like, which is something that is rarely shown in the televised version.

   The 100 is full of drama and plot twists within a three-week timeline. Members of the 100 range from children to teens, which also proves to be a struggle for the group. 

   I’ve been a fan of the television series for years, and until recently I wasn’t aware that it was based off of a book series.  After reading the first book, I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the show, or a fan of Sci-Fi.