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From Barnes & NobleSebastian Prendergast is no ordinary teenager. Housed in a geodesic dome, he lives in near isolation, homeschooled by his grandmother, a disciple of architect and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller. Sebastian is expected to fulfill his destiny (saving the planet), yet his days are spent giving tours of the dome, working in the gift shop, and studying. He has never consumed processed foods, set foot in a church, played a guitar, or had a friend. Never, that is, until the day his grandmother suffers a stroke and the fabric of his life unravels.
Sebastian happens upon the Whitcombs, a family in crisis who welcomes Sebastian and offers him a friendship he hasn't experienced before.
They form an uneasy unit, but it's one that bands together when the going gets tough. As Sebastian processes his newfound life, he begins — for the first time — to think for himself. He confronts the principles on which he's been raised, and comes to the conclusion that well-meaning, otherwise good people may be flawed.
A charming tale of what happens when a thoughtful, sheltered kid opens his eyes to the real world for the very first time, The House of Tomorrow captures the wonder of Sebastian's first sip of grape-flavored punch, his first glimpse of a near-naked girl, and his first angry guitar riff with all the delight that such seminal events hold.