Friday, March 13, 2015

Seven of the best YA books set on distant planets and moons

Rachel Paxton-Gillilan is a freelance writer and semi-professional nerd.

At the B & N Teen Blog she tagged seven of the best YA books set on distant planets and moons, including:
This Place Has No Atmosphere, by Paula Danziger

For younger readers, This Place Has No Atmosphere is a hilarious coming-of-age story, set on an experimental moon community. Aurora’s parents announce she’ll be leaving the popular crowd and her boyfriend behind on Earth, which doesn’t even begin to fill her heart with joy. But after her parents promise the family will return in one year, she reluctantly agrees to be dragged on the journey, where she must adjust if she doesn’t want to drown in a pool of her own depression. It’s funny and poignant, and while it might be set in 2057, the problems are distinctly current.
Read about the other entries on the list.

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