This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger

Summary (via Goodreads):  "It's the year 2057 and fourteen-year-old Aurora couldn't be happier with her life on Earth: She's part of the "in" crowd, her best friend is a celebrity, and Matthew has asked her to Homecoming. But Aurora's parents have new jobs on the moon, and she and her little sister must leave their friends and schools to go with them. Aurora is sure she will hate life on the moon, because there are only 750 people in the whole colony. What if none of them is a cute boy her age?"

Review: I really loved this book when I was young, and I just now realized why. It's about a girl who moves to a small town where there are very few people with whom to socialize and she finds herself through acting. Which is pretty much the story of my life. Growing up as an Air Force brat, I moved around a lot. This story really spoke to me, since it's about a family that gets uprooted and all the members have to make new friends. Just say "Army post in Germany" instead of "colony on the moon."

Anyway, besides the fact that it deals with an issue that lots of teenage girls experience (as most Paula Danziger books do), it's a sweet, quick read with cute situations (SHOWING me romance instead of telling me about it-- hooray!) and characters that feel real.

Goodreads Shelves: fluffy, i-own-it, is-this-a-kissing-book, thought-provoking



  1. Aw, I remember reading this one when I was younger - a very cute read!

  2. I was actually thinking about this just a few days ago - it was one of the first sci-fi books I ever read. :) I'm a fan.


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