Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Mature Readers (Young Adult)

USA & Australian Writers
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
These Broken Stars
Book One in The Starbound Trilogy
Allen & Unwin  2013  $23.99pb  374pp (originally published in USA)
ISBN 978 1 7433 1852 2

Themes:         Love stories/ Science fiction/ Survival

A young war hero and the daughter of the richest man in the universe are thrown together almost literally and find themselves totally alone when their luxury space ship crashes into a seemingly uninhabited planet.  Although the book has been described as ‘Titanic in space’ it is ultimately a really gripping story of survival. It will be read with enjoyment by readers other than those who, lured by the rather corny cover, are looking for a predictable love story.

It was given the prestigious ‘starred’ review in the American Library Association’s Booklist.

Year 9 up/ Age 13 up

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