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Across the universe
Beth Revis
Teen Fiction REVIS

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From Publishers' Weekly:

This competent and gripping first novel recycles one of science fiction's oldest motifs: the starship sent to colonize a new world but gone badly astray. Amy, the teenage daughter of two of the colony's future leaders, was a passenger, and was supposed to stay in cryogenic suspension for 300 years until the Godspeed neared its target world of Centauri-Earth, but she is awakened 50 years early-in what looks to be the first in a string of attempted murders of the frozen colonists. There has been a plague among the crew who, generation after generation, were supposed to keep the ship running, and much essential information has been lost. The starship is now ruled by Eldest, a tyrannical old man assisted by teenage Elder, who will eventually replace him. Neither knows why Amy was awakened, but in the monoethnic and heavily sedated society of Godspeed, she represents difference-something Eldest will not tolerate, but which captivates Elder. Revis's tale hits all of the standard dystopian notes, while presenting a believable romance and a series of tantalizing mysteries that will hold readers' attention. Ages 12-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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main characters Amy
Female
Age: Teenager
She and her family were cryogenically frozen to be awakened 300 years when their spaceship reached the planet they would colonize; she is unfrozen 50 years too soon; discovers someone is awakening other colonists and leaving them to die.

Elder
Male
Age: Teenager
Rebellious
His father has taken control of the spaceship carrying passengers to a new colony; fascinated by Amy.



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