Across the Universe

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Penguin Adult, Mar 3, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
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Amy has left the life she loves for a world 300 years away Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder. Now Amy's lost on board and nothing makes sense - she's never felt so alone. Yet someone is waiting for her. He wants to protect her; and more if she'll let him. But who can she trust amidst the secrets and lies? A killer is out there - and Amy has nowhere to hide . . .'All in all, for a sci fi young adult book this is absolutely amazing. The characters are unique, the story is intense and that sneaky little twist adds up to an unforgettable read.' Melissa'An unforgettable opening scene . . . ' Kirkus, Starred Review' . . . gripping first novel . . . ' Publishers Weekly'This young adult debut novel - with echoes of Snow White, Star Trek, Coma and Lost in Space - is equally quirky and captivating.' Family Circle' . . . a compulsively readable crowd-pleaser.' Booklist'While Amy is well developed as a plucky heroine worth rooting for, it is really the tortured, brilliant, but uninformed Elder who is the star of the novel.'BCCB

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

I’d heard really good things about this book. I did like it lots–certainly more than most dystopias–but I didn’t completely fall in love with it. I will say that I found the arc of the romance more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miss J - Goodreads

Review originally from Miss Book Reviews --------------- I was super excited to read this book because I love Science Fiction programs so I thought it was weird I had never read any books that were ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Beth Revis wrote her first books whilst still at university, where she secretly jotted down stories instead of taking notes. In addition to writing teen fiction, Beth spends her time doing things like trying to point out the dramatic irony in 'Oedipus Rex' to gaggles of sixteen-year-olds. This is because she is also a teacher, in case you were wondering.

Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and her dog, where she splits her time between writing lesson plans, writing stories, and writing up plans to travel somewhere new. Across the Universe is her debut novel.

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