Parents' Guide to

The Thousandth Floor, Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Glamorous teens, drinking, drugs fuel compelling mystery.

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This strong debut is a fantastic balancing act few first-timers pull off: The futuristic setting is realistic, fully realized, and fascinating, and the large cast of characters is very well-developed. The weaving back and forth between points of view keeps the pages turning, and it's always easy to keep track of who's who. Also, not knowing who the victim is adds a level of suspense that lasts to very end.

Teens will be drawn to the hyper-glamorized lifestyle of these wealthy, elite characters. But everyone in The Thousandth Floor has a dark side, too, which adds heft and relatability to all the teen drama. Although the future setting might make it seem like a fantasy, prevailing lax attitudes about drinking, drugs, and sex make it best for teens grounded enough not to be seduced by the "cool factor." The ending surprises, satisfies, and leaves the door wide open for more, which fans no doubt will eagerly await.

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