Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This Place Has No Atmosphere

Author: Paula Danziger

First line: "I think he likes you," Juna whipers, as Matthew sits down at the other end of the table and smiles at me.

Why you should read this book: Beautiful, popular teen Aurora has everything the year 2057 has to offer: a bunch of cool friends, a grandmother who lends her money for retail therapy, and a hot boyfriend whose ESP is good enough to know how she feels about him without her saying a word. Then, her old-fashioned parents decide to drag Aurora and her sister to the least cool place in the universe: five years on the bare bones moon colony, thousands of miles from the nearest mall, and, for that matter, the nearest bathtub. Aurora's struggle to find herself in absence of the superficial trappings of her life on earth lead to an adolescent blossoming of the most brilliant kind.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Your adult daughter has just packed up and taken your grandkids to France.

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