Set way in the future, Terrestrians had gotten used to living underground due to a poison cloud that surrounds the planet. Miraculously the cloud lifted and slowly they are getting used to living above ground again.
Kaleem and his mother still live in one of the underground caves though. He doesn't know why they live there and he doesn't know who his father is. These facts along with his unusual looks makes Kaleem different. On Terrestra, different isn't a good way to be.
The story follows Kaleem as he finds out about his past, as well as trying to help Terrestra's future. This journey takes him to another planet in a quest for help.
I really enjoyed reading this book. There's loads of great descriptions about future technology and how different people live. The main character, Kaleem, is likeable and although he's the hero of the story he makes mistakes which he learns from and isn't perfect, making him much more realistic.
In places the plot was a little bit predictable but this wasn't necessarily a bad thing as the predictable elements were things I wanted to happen. The story was more about how these things occured than the end point.
I was pleased to find out that the book is the first in The Peace Child Triology and I'll definitely be reading the next one!
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