Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review: A Crack in the Sky by Mark Peter Hughes

Author: Mark Peter Hughes
Genre: SF-Dystopia, Adventure, Action
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Publisher: Yearling
Published: August. 9, 2011
Source: Library

Description: 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.

My Review: A Great Dystopian book about what is the truth and what is a lie. It has propaganda, conspiracy, brain-washing, terrorist, and a talking animal. It was a great read.


  • I like how everything was coming together at the end and the way the truth came out about the domes and InfiniCorp.
  • Writing, very Detailed


  • Eli didn't really do anything until the end. Even when he was givin the truth about his family he still didn't want to believe. I understand why he didn't want to because everything he knew about his family would be a lie and he always grew up thinking his family was helping people. But how much do you need convincing?
  • The Ending. Eli knows the truth but nothing was solved. The way it ended made it seem like it is just the beginning. I don't know if there is another book, I didn't see it on goodreads. But I would love to read more.
4 out of 5 stars

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