Melpomene Murray's concerns are those of any teenager: homework, friends, dates. But Melpomene lives on the Flying Dutchman, an asteroid colony located thousands of miles from an Earth almost destroyed by disease, war, and pollution. She and her spaceborn classmates are humanity's last hope, and Mel's just starting to realize how heavy a responsibility that is. Her parents and teachers have trained her from birth to lead mankind into the future.
What they never realized is that Melpomene might have plans of her own...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
My first thought, on starting this book, was that the main character had a fantastic name: Melpomene Murray. The same naming convention as for asteroids exists for her generation. This is only the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ChrisRiesbeck - LibraryThing
Barnes in full-out Heinlein juvenile mode -- what they call Young Adult now. Think Podkayne of Mars and Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. This may help you accept the fact that every kid in this story ... Read full review
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