mini YA review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin, Jan 2011
ISBN: ISBN-10: 1595143971, ISBN-13: 978-1595143976

My Rating: 5/5
Source: I bought my copy

Across the Universe is a gripping novel that won’t let you go until after you’ve finished the book–and it’s so good that you won’t want to finish it. You’ll quickly come to care about Amy, who’s been frozen along with her parents for a long spaceship flight–only Amy is woken ahead of time. No matter what she does, she will be much, much older than her parents when they are finally woken. Amy is thrust into the politics and complexities of the community aboard the spaceship, and along with some new friends she makes, she must fight for her and her parents’ lives. Amy is an emotionally strong character that I cared deeply about. There’s also a touch of romance. Revis made me believe in cryogenically frozen people and the world she created. Gripping, compelling read, and beautifully written. Highly recommended!

I’m looking forward to more books from Beth Revis.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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