That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter near their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.
Then a last-minute encounter leads them to something better than a temporary shelter: a generation ship that’s scheduled to leave Earth behind and colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But each passenger must have a practical skill to contribute. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?
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A comet is going to hit Earth and Denise, her mom and her sister have to survive.
Denise is autistic and I feel sorry for her to have to go through the world possibly ending. But let me tell you, Denise is smart as a whip and figures so many things out and she is freaking awesome. She saves people, she figures things out to save more people. She is smart as a whip!
Denise's mom is a drug addict which sucks, especially right now. They are supposed to get to a temporary shelter that's supposed to withstand the comet hitting. Denise doesn't know where her sister Iris is and she's freaking out because her and her mom are late to the shelter. They do come into contact with some people (one of whom Denise knows) and they end up on board the Nassau, it's a generation ship.
The Nassau was supposed to have already left but they are working on some mechanics. They tell Denise and her mom that they can't stay because you have to be on a lottery or be very useful to stay on the ship. Only so many can be on board. They tell Denise and her mom they can stay until after the comet hits and then they have to get out. I would have done keeled over so it wouldn't matter one way or the other.
The comet hits. . .
As you can imagine, stuff is totaled but they are safe inside the ship. After a couple of days they are allowed to go back out and start working on the ship again. Denise and her mom are sent on their way. They end up staying at the airport. Denise made some friends from the ship and she ends up helping them salvage for stuff to see if she can get back on the ship. Well, when she saves most of them from the tsunami, she is back on board.
Denise starts going back out looking for her sister, first in a raft and then she trades with some people for a water scooter. Denise is just so smart. I know I already said that but still. She gets a lot of things done for the people and the ship. I won't say, I will let you enjoy reading about that.
I just really loved Denise and she found a way for her family to get on board but one of them decided to stay on Earth and try to get things going there again. Denise talks the commander of the ship into doing something pretty cool so that they don't have to leave Earth totally alone.
I really enjoyed this book as it was so different. There isn't a lot of stuff going on and sometimes you want to smack people. Okay, you want to smack people quite a lot but overall it's good.
I give all the starts to Denise :-)
When we've broken through the dust, when gravity releases its hold on the ship and then latches back on, we unstrap ourselves and stumble onto the walkways, into the park, into the crop fields ringing the ship. We look up. We cheer at the sun. We send videos and invitations into the far black, to the ships that went before us.
It's February 13, 2035
We welcome our future, whatever it may be.
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