In The Great City of Progress, miracle-drug Sendrax has nearly eradicated the need for sleep.
The future is bright, and productivity has never been more highly valued . . .
So why is it that all 16-year-old Daria Grayson feels like doing is taking a nap?
She wasn’t always this way. She used to be an overachiever. Perfect grades, star of the track team. Now, she’s the school’s running joke—figuratively and literally. Of course, more than anything, Daria just wants to be normal. So when her parents have her hauled off to the Caxton-Meyers Institute for rehabilitation, she gets over her outrage pretty quickly. If they can “fix” her, why not go along with it?
That is, until she discovers that things at the CMI aren’t exactly as they seem.
A darkness is rising behind the shining lights of Progress.
And the last thing it wants . . . is for Daria to fall asleep.