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When it is discovered that Earth’s environment can no longer support food production, the Dome is built in an attempt to save a small portion of viable land. There is limited space in the Dome, but every year the dead are counted and people from the wastelands are chosen to fill the lost population in a process called ‘the cycle’.

Skybox is the story of Val, the son of a rebel, who is forced into the wild of the wastelands alone when his home is torched by crawlers.

Taken in by another shelter, Val tries to learn the ropes and fit in. He gets a good grasp of how things are run, and starts to make friends…then he’s chosen as a candidate for the cycle.

dystopian post-apocalyptic science fiction young adult