The Thousandth Floor

The Thousandth Floor

Book - 2016
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Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A thousand-storey tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible - if you want it enough. A hundred years in the future, New York's elite of the super-tower lie, backstab and betray each other to find their place at the top of the world. Everyone wants something... and everyone has something to lose. As the privileged inhabitants of the upper floors recklessly navigate the successes and pitfalls of the luxury life, forbidden desires are indulged and carefree lives teeter on the brink of catastrophe. Whilst lower-floor workers are tempted by a world - and unexpected romance - dangling just out of reach. And on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all - yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have. So when a young woman falls from the top of the supertower, her death is the culmination of a scandal that has ensnared the top-floor elite and bottom-floor. But who plummeted from the roof? And what dark secrets led to her fall? Friends will be betrayed and enemies forged as promises are broken. When you're this high up, there's nowhere to go but down...
Publisher: New York, NY : 2016. HarperCollins,
ISBN: 9780008179977
Branch Call Number: YF M'GEE


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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.

Was confusing because of the frequent switching of the point of views. Interesting concept, but had a boring plot.

ELPLTeenLibrarian Jun 30, 2017

A suspenseful ride in near-future world supersaturated with technology, both environmental and implanted, this story's engine is fueled by the sort of interpersonal intrigue that may attract fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars who don't necessarily consider themselves SF readers.

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Dec 07, 2017

"The higher you are, the farther you fall."


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