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This story contains: explosions, the first person born on Mars, a greenhouse, two girls, a small tree called Horace, kissing, difficult decisions about what to do after school, action sequences, and that awkward moment when you try to figure out if your best friend is into you.
ebook, 22 pages
Published April 24th 2017 by HarperCollins
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Angel - Angel Reads
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: diversity, love-oz-ya
You can read this review and more at Angel Reads. This review is in Part 1 of my Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology review!

I've read three books by Amie Kaufman now and I just seem to enjoy everyone. I am not a massive science fiction fan. I read it every once and a while and most of the time I don't love the books. But I adored 'One Small Step...' And even though it is a short story, I still every much loved the characters. 

'One Small Step ...' follows protagonist Zaida, the first person
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Lysh
Mar 30, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbt, sci-fi
A fab short story about a girl born on Mars and the future ahead. Heart-wrenching, even in just a few short pages.
Sharon Mogg
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This was cool! It's such a hot debated topic, could we colonise Mars? It's so much more than that to think of a successive generation on Mars and of a "Martian" travelling back to earth for college ... I reached the ending to my own bitter dismay. I wanted to know more!
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Sierra Hunt
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
[I am using this as a placeholder for Memento by: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, because that is apparently not on Goodreads]. This was downright chilling and I loved it. I’m always so impressed by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s work. I love that we get a chance to see Aidan undamaged, because that’s not really something we get to see in the main series. It was surreal seeing the exact moment Aidan went off the rails and the moments that led up to it. As soon as Olivia started explaining the tr ...more
Aimee Ferguson
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
(This review was part of my full review on the Begin End Begin anthology)

Okay but this was a pretty incredible way to kick off the stories - first kid born on Mars and the decisions she has to make about her future. It featured a super super cute F/F romance, and a lil bit of action and science to round it out. I liked how diverse the world on Mars was, while also being a pretty realistic and limited space colony.

I think one of my favourite parts, outside of the very very cute relationship, was
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Siena
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is the second short story I've read in "Begin, End, Begin", and even though I didn't love it quite as much as the other story I read ("Competition Entry #349), I really did enjoy this one. Our main character Zaida isn't the most charming, but she doesn't have to be: she's the first girl born on Mars. I don't want to spoil anything, but I'm so impressed that Kaufman was able to fit so much world building, diversity, and LGBT themes into such a short story without making anything seem forced! ...more
Alex
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Sci-fi short about a teenager on Mars who needs to decide what to do with her life.

It really is short, so there's only a couple of scenes, and what happens isn't particularly dramatic or ground-breaking. But I like how little Martian details are peppered naturally throughout: you get a real sense of what their day-to-day life feels like. Makes it really human / natural / relateable.

The story itself is sweet enough. It's just a snack, but I had fun reading it.
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silene
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Nastazia
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of the first pieces by Kaufman I've read where she doesn't collaborate with other authors and I am still pleasantly surprised by how well she writes and how interesting her plots are when they mostly have to do with space.

I was really scared this short story was going to break my heart but it ended so beautifully I want to know more!
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Gerek Tupy
Jan 07, 2021 rated it liked it
I read this for honors English. It was alright, but the jumping back from present to past tense was confusing at times. The characters were alright, but did not interest me. Honestly, more of just a meh story my school told me to read.
Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Perhaps a bit too short for me to be invested in these characters.
RitaSkeeter
Jun 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, ya
3.5
Agnieszka
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lesbian, space-what
I cry because this is too short and I love it and and anddddd I want moreeee!!
(yes i'm whining... I just really love it, can you tell?)
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Steph
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
3.5 is my rating 😁
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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter, their rescue dog, ...more

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