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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / 2013 / Hardcover
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In this futuristic, outer space thriller, Terra has to decide between supporting the rebellion she believes in—and saving the life of the boy she loves.
For generations, those aboard the Asherah have lived within strict rules meant to help them survive the journey from a doomed Earth to their promised land, the planet Zehava–which may or may not be habitable, a question whose imperative grows now, in the dwindling months before touchdown.
Sixteen-year-old Terras situation is tough. A dead mom. A grieving dad. A bitchy boss, and a betrothed who wont kiss her no matter how bad she wants it. Shes doing her best to stay afloat, even when she gets assigned a vocation she has no interest in: botany.
But after Terra witnesses the Captains guard murder an innocent man, shes drawn into a secret rebellion bent on restoring power to the people. The stakes are higher than anything she could have imagined. When the rebellion gives Terra an all-important mission, she has to decide where her loyalties lie for once and for all. Because she has started to fall for the boy shes been sent to assassinate…
Phoebe North received an MFA in poetry at the University of Florida. She lives with her husband and cat in New York State. Visit her at PhoebeNorth.com.
"Starglass is a richly imagined, beautifully written book. It's science fiction, mystery, and coming of age story all wrapped into one; creative but also firmly grounded in a real human experience, with all its loss, pain, and disillusionment—but also beauty, hope, and belonging. A wonderful story."
"Starglass is a poignantly written, gripping tale. I just loved it. I really enjoyed the political intrigue, the depth of the characters, the suspense, and the twists and turns, all with the backdrop of space and interstellar travel, which I love. It all felt so original. I can't wait for the sequel."
"Immersive and compelling, Starglass is sci-fi with both brains and heart. Terras search for belonging and authentic human connection is one to savor."
"Murder, rebellion, and spaceships done right: Phoebe Norths Starglass gave me the best kind of chills. I cant wait to see what the sequel has in store."
"A poignantly lovely frame story about leaving Earth and a lonely kid seeking something to invest in."
* "This richly textured first novel deserves to be widely read."
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