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Away Is a Strange Place to Be

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When she is kidnapped from the Earth in 2349 to serve as slave labor on an artificial world under construction, twelve-year-old Abby must cooperate with her fellow prisoner Bryan, a spoiled rich boy, in order to plan an escape.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 30th 1990 by Dutton Juvenile
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A few months ago, a friend told me about a corporation that is considering creating a reality show focused on colonists to Mars. Being the thoughtful and slightly obnoxious recent law school graduate that I am, my mind immediately went to societal regulation. "So wait," I said, "A private company would create and run the colony?"

"Yep," said my friend.

"Not a national government?"

"Nope," said my friend.

National governments are not perfect, but at least some of them contain checks and balances, str
AE Michels
As is usual with Ms. Hoover, a sterling story!

Abby, a capable young lady, finds herself kidnapped to an under-construction space station and used as slave labor. Her efforts to survive and escape are complicated by her relationship with the boy kidnapped with her--an oblivious, spoiled, rich brat that she can't quite bring herself to abandon. How do you run away when you're stuck in space?

A heroine of color; a primary character who is blatantly less than perfect; a vivid story with great chara
For a short book, it was surprisingly good. Of course, I would have loved more details - especially of the INN and the HABITAT.
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