I'm a former newspaper reporter & editor & middle school teacher. I'm a mother of a teen & young adult. I also write MG fiction. We're voracious readers, & I love MG novels & writing with excellent storytelling. I read every book I review. The books I read come from my public library.
"Mars is an inherently dangerous place, particularly if you're outside the protective, artificial magnetic field that shields the colony from the sun's deadly radiation.
Enter Michael Prasad, who's 12 and feels like a huge disappointment to his da..."
"This was a surprisingly good tale that can be read either as a somber summer science-fiction read, or a deeper, allegorical refugee story. It's not a light read, by any means, and the ending is anything but certain, but we really enjoyed this.