Leo, Orion, and Libra are unlike any other human teenagers who have ever lived. The three of them have the distinction of having been born in outer space. They’ve spent their lives on a space station called Moon 2, waiting for their 16th birthdays so they can all go “back” to Earth to live. Sixteen is the magic age at which scientists have determined their bodies will be able to handle re-entry into earth’s atmosphere. As the day of departure arrives, the three are excited, terrified, and curious about what’s to come. Once they make it to Earth, however, they discover that things are not going to be the way they imagined and that there’s a lot more to their story then they’ve been told.
This book is written in a kind of futuristic text-speak. “You” is always “u.” “See” is always “c.” The beginning of sentences are not capitalized, but proper names are. It can be a little jarring at first but wasn’t too difficult to get into. The premise of the story was fascinating, and the settings were incredible. Readers will want to know the truth about Leo and his friends, even though the ending was nice but very far-fetched, even for a futuristic fiction story.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||464 pages|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|
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