Level 3ESL B2
Survival of the Fastest
Author Tom Huddleston
In Earth’s distant future, children must compete in dangerous races for the amusement of the Intellects—artificial intelligences that run the city. If the children win, a life of luxury will be theirs. If the children lose, well, they don’t want to even think about that. But what if those same children tried to escape? Could they possibly survive without the machines that raised them?
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Chapter 1 The Last Race
It’s race day, and Zizi is set for the most important race of his life against his five fellow runners. The race will be watched throughout the Solar System, and he has been training for it forever...
Chapter 2 The Cages
The fog begins to lift, and Zizi must make a decision. Will he follow Why and the others into the vent? And as the drones order the racers back, it becomes clear that the Intellects are not happy...
Chapter 3 The River
The children may have escaped the city, but they are still in danger, and the Intellects are never far away. Can they navigate the strange new world they find themselves in?
Chapter 4 Choices
The outside seems perfect, if only the children could enjoy it. But the Intellects are never far away, so they have to keep running. And besides, something else is bothering Zizi...
Chapter 5 The Greatest Race
Zizi has reached the Intellects’ city, but he is a long way from rescuing the people in the cages, and the drones know exactly where he is. Luckily, he is not alone...
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