A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth in this engrossing sci-fi adventure for fans of The Martian from award-winning author Nick Lake.
He’s going to a place he’s never been before: home.
Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It’s also the only home that fifteen-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known.
Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been “parented” by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight.
But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.
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Leo was raised on the space station Moon 2, which orbits the Earth; his nearly 16 years up there have revolved around his eventual return to terra firma and establishment of a life with his Earth-bound family. But as these plans go awry, Leo learns uncomfortable truths about himself and his reasons for existence. Nick Lake’s clever first-person narration—which endows Leo’s late-21st-century textspeak with luminous descriptions and palpable aching—drew us right into this gripping, heartrending novel about feeling apart from the world and searching for a place to call home.