Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teens: nice, normal kids sometimes make a bad decision

's review on Goodreads
 
This book is set in the Australian outback and is about the International Space Station crashing to earth with biological weapons aboard. Mo, a teenage delinquent from the city, and Beth, a girl from the outback, must work together to stop the weapon from falling in the wrong hands.

I think this book would appeal to both boys and girls. There is a lot of action, with strong teenage characters. Mo, is basically a good boy who had made some bad decisions. He has been sent to the outback for rehabilitation because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has a strong sense of right and wrong, and tries to do what is right. His growing feelings for Beth are dealt with in an age appropriate manner.

I liked that the story was set in Australia. It is a fascinating country and I enjoyed reading about life on a "station". The main characters were likable, and  relatable to both teen and adult  readers.

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