Friday, September 30, 2016

These Broken Stars

These Broken Stars
By Amie Kaufman
Disney Hyperion, 2013. 374 pgs. Young Adult

Although Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen come from different social strata, they find themselves on the same spaceliner traveling through hyperspace.  When the ship suddenly plummets toward the nearest planet, they find themselves stranded and struggling to survive.  But as they travel across the strange landscape in search of help, they realize their stories are more intertwined than they realize, and that they are in more danger than a simple survival situation.

This is a great book for fans of young adult science fiction or dystopias (although it isn't strictly a dystopia). The characters of Lilac and Tarver really carry the story - this story just wouldn't work if the characters didn't. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.


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