The Thousandth Floor

The Thousandth Floor

Book - 2016
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"A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future where anything is possible -- if you want it enough. Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something ... and everyone has something to lose." -- From dustjacket.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062418593
Characteristics: 441 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: Y MCGEE, K


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LoganLib_Meg Sep 15, 2019

I read this Young adult novel as the futuristic aspect appealed to me. The world building aspects of this novel were interesting, although some of it seemed farfetched, like the redwood forest growing in the building that the teens use as a running track.

The book starts with an unidentified beautiful girl falling from the top of the thousand story building. The story then focuses on the lives of several teens in the building, each of whom are troubled and have something to hide. The mystery of who fell, and the differing subplots kept me interested enough to read it quickly.

An addictive but slightly trashy novel. A great airplane read.

Sep 04, 2019

This book is really hard to describe... It's like the TV show GOSSIP GIRL, but set in the future?? This book takes place in a thousand story building, where Manhattan's top socialites currently reside. The higher the level you live on, the richer and more fabulous you are. The bottom levels are for the maids, and elevator mechanics, etc. No one, who's "anyone" should ever be spotted hanging out below the 100th floor. That's one way to ruin your reputation. Another way is getting sent to rehab, Leda Cole knows this well, so the fact that she wasn't jet setting around the world this summer, but actually in a rehab facility is TOP SECRET. Eris Dodd's father discovers they aren't actually related, his wife had a love affair and has now chosen to move out and leave his family penny-less and struggling to maintain appearances up on the thousandth floor. Can Eris keep the secret that she's actually POOR? Rylin Myer's is a maid up on the thousandth floor, she's poor and close to being evicted. Do you think her boss will find out she'd been stealing drugs from their medicine cabinet, just to make rent? Everyone of Manhattans' elite has a Secret and it's only a matter of time before they all get juicily revealed. This book reads like a Teen Soap Opera, If you loved the Gossip Girl series than you will love this book series entirely. I always love when they throw in scene's of shopping at 'Bergdorf Goodman', and making room in their closets for designer week, etc. It's such a mood. Also the cliffhanger for this book is beyond UNEXPECTED!

Apr 23, 2018

I love stories that weave back and forth between different points of view. Keeps you guessing as to who the first chapter is about. I liked the futuristic technology. Quite a bit of it seemed very realistic. This is a gossipy, drama-filled read, no thinking involved.

Apr 09, 2018

Gossip Girl meets the Jetsons, plus incest. I was hoping the whole teenage romance between a brother and a sister would peter out early, especially with so many male characters more likable than the aloof Atlas, but the storyline really doubles down on the incest. Still, I pushed through to the end just to solve the first chapter's Who Fell mystery, only to discover the ending is a cliff hanger and there's a sequel. There are definitely some cool futuristic concepts in the book, but I just can't push past the inbred love story at the center of all the drama, so I'm going to give Dazzling Heights a pass.

Feb 14, 2018

a very good book. i would recommend this to teens its a good dystopian yet coming of age and mystery book all wrapped into one

Dec 09, 2017

This book is great!!! If u liked it, go read dazzeling heights (part two)

Dec 07, 2017

This was probably one of the greatest books ever written. The characters' perspectives are woven together to create a beautiful story of glamor, lies, and treachery.

Nov 17, 2017

I loved this book! The way that each chapter was separated into a different persons perspective made it really enjoyable and easy to tell who we were focusing on in that moment, which was something I was worried about when you get this many perspectives in a book. I liked all of the different characters as well and understood why they were doing what they were. Sure they were questionable at times, but getting to see whats going on in everyone head made this book fly by. If I had to compare it to any other type of books already out, I would have to say its gossip with the way most of the characters act/live and then proxy by Alex London with how the lower class system was set up kind of. There were similarities but nothing that looked like a copy to me. Also I would recommend writing the characters name and a specific something about them to help keep it all straight especially if you are reading more than one book at a time. As for who fell of the roof, well that's just something you'll have to read to find out.

Oct 12, 2017

It wasn't what I expected. There were times when the pacing seemed to be a little off. Still a thrilling read.

Aug 02, 2017

Katherine McGee is a phenomenal author. There was a little confusion about who was who at first. She created a book that touched a lot of hearts because of the many types of people that were mentioned like the girl with perfection on the outside but crumbling inside. She also hit a note with readers who like dystopian novels and reads, because who knows; maybe this will happen some day.

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