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A complicated love story set in space / by Shaun David Hutchinson.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Breckenridge Public Library Y HUT (Text) 33500013340575 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y HUT (Text) 33500013340567 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781534448537
  • ISBN: 1534448535
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2021.

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Sixteen-year-olds Noa, DJ, and Jenny awake on a spaceship, unaware of how they got there or what is coming, but soon Noa and DJ are falling in love.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
    *Starred Review* There may be worse ways to wake than floating in space with your memories missing and the voice of a stranger piped into your helmet, but 16-year-old Noa can't think of one, especially when he learns he has to repair a coolant leak or the ship will explode. After DJ, the teen speaking through his HUD, talks him through this sudden responsibility, they explore their no-longer-about-to-explode ship for answers. Instead, they find another teen, Jenny. None of them know how they ended up on the spaceship Qriosity, which lacks a crew, a working navigation system, or any records. The reluctant trio search for a way home while navigating increasingly bananas episodic adventures, such as a murder mystery, a time loop, a monster attack, and a run-in with an ominously normal planet-wide high school, all linked together by the realistic romance brewing between Noa and DJ. To explain further would be to spoil it, so settle in for a thrilling, funny, and moving ride. Questions about death and the afterlife, identity, and the role of memories, as well as rebuilding one's self after trauma, mingle with clever meta commentary on how we consume and critique media (such as Hutchinson's cheeky nod to the "bury your gays" trope). The vulnerable, empathetic characters are full of personality and ground the high-concept premise with relatable issues. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Shaun David Hutchinson is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried, The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, At the Edge of the Universe, and We Are the Ants. He also edited the anthologies Violent Ends and Feral Youth and wrote the memoir Brave Face, which chronicles his struggles with depression and coming out during his teenage years. He lives in Seattle, where he enjoys drinking coffee, yelling at the TV, and eating cake. Visit him at or on Twitter @ShaunieDarko.

Subject: Space ships > Fiction.
Love > Juvenile fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Gays > Fiction.
Science fiction.

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