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A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth in this engrossing sci-fi adventure for fans of The Martian from award-winning author Nick Lake. He's going to a place he's never been before: home. Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It's also the only home that fifteen-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known. Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They've been "parented" by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight.

About the Author

Nick Lake

Nick Lake was born in Northumberland, England, but grew up in Luxembourg. As an author, Nick has won the Printz Award, for his novel In Darkness, and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal twice.

Nick is also a publishing director for children's fiction, working with many of the best-known names in children's books. Nick lives in Oxfordshire with his family, in a 16th century house with 19th century windows. He advises against visiting in winter.

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