Having fun means breaking the rules. But the risks are greater when you’re Golden.
In the ruins of San Francisco California, survivors of an epidemic that swept the nation have pooled inside the cities, restructuring life as we know it, pitting the rich Golden against the poor Dreg.
Kade Shaw and his best friend Marcus are two very rich, very bored Golden teenage boys looking to break away from their predetermined lives, if only for a little while. Building a skate park seems the perfect way to have a place of their own, somewhere they can have fun and break some rules.
When fellow students begin to fall sick and school is forced to close, Kade begins to question what he knows as normal. After their Dreg contact makes a strange request in exchange for the fiberglass they need for the park, Kade’s unsure if a chance at freedom is worth the risks they are taking. He knows the risks shouldn’t excite him and he should be thrilled being a Golden—but something is missing.
Will he ever be satisfied with his life? And how can he take his rightful place as an elite Golden when all he wants to do is break free?