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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.

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Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2017-Oct-03
ISBN 9781524713539 Buy this Book
Issue May 2018
Category Young Adult


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