Emma and Norman, the two most brilliant kids at Grace Field House orphanage, have never known any other life. They’ve been raised by their kindly benefactor, a woman they call “Mom.” But when Emma finds out that her parents are alive and living in a remote town where others can access food, clean clothes, and education—Hope Town—she quickly becomes convinced that she needs to get them back. She will do whatever it takes to ensure they don’t stay in Hope Town forever—even if that means leaving their friend Ray behind.
After her father is murdered, Emma has been living at Grace Field House. She is not alone, as other orphans with the same shared background have surrounded her. However, some do not know this fact and believe that Emma is their guardian and someone who owes them a debt. They have taken it upon themselves to recruit her into one of the gangs of thieves that plague their home. Norman and Ray feel obligated to protect their fellow orphan Emma from any harm.
Together, Emma, Norman and Ray have experienced their fair share of hardships. Emma has suffered a lifetime of abuse at the hands of her father and then at the hands of both her mother and stepfather. Norman’s mother died when he was young, leaving him to fend for himself with his abusive Uncle Sam until their beloved guardian Edith Vanderhoven rescued them. Ray lost his parents in a car accident just before he was born and was taken in by Tom Hanks as soon as he entered kindergarten.”
About The Promised Neverland Vol 1 Book
Emma, Norman, and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. What more could an orphan ask for than good food, clean clothes, and the perfect environment to learn? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.
But all that comes to an end when Norman and Ray discover the city of Pandemonium. In a wondrous world of fantastical creatures, they embark on a journey that has never existed before. A quest with no end, only to realize it will change their lives forever.