The story starts off with the main character, Callen, as a 7 year old. He lives in a walled city where stories about the world outside the walls are so bad that no one from the city wants to leave. Callen, as a child, is being attacked by an older boy and as he runs, he discovers a tunnel to the outside. He is injured and is briefly taken care of by the Outlocked, the name given to the people who live outside the walls. He then is returned to the city where he is told that it was all a dream. While Callen is attending the University, he decides to see if it was all a dream or for real. The author really grabbed a hold of me and made Callen a character that I cared about. The writing was well done and I thought that the ending of the book was beautifully done. I can't wait to read some of Mr. Northon's other works... if they are as good as "Inner-City," then I will definitely enjoy the ride.
(review of free book)