Maisie Danger Brown has always been home schooled along with her friend Luther, so she has never experienced a lot of things that most kids experience. Her dream has always been to be an astronaut, but she's always known that would never happen because she was born with just one hand. Maisie is excited when the new cereal her mom brings home one day has a chance to win a trip to Howell Astronaut Boot Camp. She knows that actually winning is a long shot, but fills out the required survey anyway. Much to Maisie's surprise she is one of the winners. But also to her surprise things don't turn out quite the way she envisioned them. For one thing she never planned to fall in love. For another she never planned to receive a special power or to have to kill her friends to protect herself and that special power. But what's a girl to do when her own life and the lives of all those close to her are threatened?

My first thought when I finished this book was, "Wow, I never would have expected that story from Shannon Hale." This book is way different than anything written by her I've ever read, not different bad though. I thought the characters were well-written. Shannin captured the feelings of teenagers really well. I liked the plot, it was fast moving and crazy. Her spacey villains definitely show a ton of imagination. This is a fun book you won't want to put down until you've read the last word!

I bought an e-copy of this book from Amazon

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