The Thousandth Floor


The Thousandth Floor
Written by Katharine McGee

Publisher’s Summary:
New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Primary Source Pairing:
The setting of this book takes on character traits as we learn about the tallest tower in the world. At 10,560 feet, or two miles, above ground, the top floor of the tower is higher than anyone can see, and for most, much more than anyone can fathom to afford. For this primary source pairing, use the graphics at the back of the book as visual artifacts to support the story. The graphic of the Tower shows the sheer height when compared to the accumulated height of our tallest buildings in the world. In the Who’s Who in The Thousandth Floorwe can connect the dots of the relationships in the book.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Describe what you see.
  • What do you notice first?
  • Find something small but interesting.
  • How does the tower itself take on character traits in the book?
  • How does the character map help you understand the plot? Who is missing? Why?

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
The Tower Graphic:
Who’s Who in The Thousandth Floor: