This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.
This is a character driven story that allows the events to unravel at just the right pace. By the time the mystery of their circumstances is revealed, the intensity is so great, I had to put it down every 2 pages. I had no idea how the book would end. If you need more convincing, just look at the stats on Amazon. Out of 1504 reviews, 1335 gave it 5 stars. I would rate it YA-Adult for some language. I'd love to know what others have thought about this series. I loved it....enough to buy it.