Crowded

Crowded

64.3K Reads 2.8K Votes 37 Part Story
Phil Stamper By stampepk Completed

Having never seen a sunrise, sixteen-year-old Leo escapes the slums beneath NYC, spurring a manhunt that will end with his freedom or his death. 

Book one: Completed.
Book two: In progress...


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||Full Description||

Raised in the slums beneath the futuristic mega-city of New York, sixteen-year-old Leo has never seen a sunrise. And he never will. Once he signs his adult work contract, he'll become property of NYC's ultimate political power: Authority. But he's not going to be their slave. Funding a breakout seems impossible, until Authority offers the slum rats a controversial deal: greatly reduce your lifespan; get a big payout. Leo refuses, but his mother takes the new deal, leaving her with only a few months to live. 
 
It's no secret-to Leo or the other slum rats-this deal aims to fix the population explosion propelling the city to the brink of collapse. As Authority prepares to eliminate his mother, Leo takes her payout and busts out of the slums, elevating into the chaos of the mega-city's rush hour and breaking about a dozen Authority laws. If he can get past the ever-expanding city borders and set up a refugee camp, he might be able to smuggle her out before her execution. When reports of his breakout get leaked to Authority, he must flee deeper into the derelict city. 

If they catch him, he won't just fail his mother, but the only home he's ever known will be turned to ruins.

Hailee Steinfeld? Awesome choice (: I love this so far. It's written really well.
GoldenCog GoldenCog Feb 02
I don't know why the book cover is a screenshot of the Division, I don't know if it infringes anything, probably nothing, but still, the old cover seemed to fit the first book nicely.
Anactually Anactually Oct 18
My friend's parents are called Leo and Anabella 😂😂😂
ense02 ense02 6 days ago
I can't understand this story. because this story use english. I think this is indonesian story
annasbands annasbands Mar 30
reminds me of the giver for some reason :) i love how you put many dystopian books into one big idea. good idea at that, too!
RIP_Noe RIP_Noe Jan 19
Everybody plz read my book. "Kirama" I'm new hear and need feedback