After the floods, Earth Mother created sheltered environments on the islands that remained.  Honor’s family is relocated to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea.  The island has been enclosed with a barrier that is supposed to protect against wind and rain.  The light is placed in the sky by a projector – a different color to represent every hour.

Honor and her family don’t fit in.  Her parents stay out past curfew, they don’t teach her things other people on Island 365 know – they didn’t even name her right.

Eventually Honor meets Helix, a kind boy her age.  After their parents disappear, they begin to realize that Island 365 has a terrible secret and together they begin the process of uncovering the truth.

Allegra Goodman has created an interesting addition to the post apocalyptic genre.  You’ll be hoping for a sequel as soon as you get to the end of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND.