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Acorna is found in an escape pod floating in deep space by three asteroid miners, who take her in. She has silver hair, odd fingers and feet, and a little silver horn in the middle of her forehead. They soon find out she can decipher metals in asteroids, clean water and air using her horn. She also learns extremely quickly, and after two years she looks like she's six even though she only looked two when they found her. So when they go to get money for the minerals they dug and a big corporation tries to take her, the four flee to Kezdet, a planet with a secret profit of child labor. A man named Li has been trying to end child labor on the planet for years and takes in Acorna and her mining "uncles" to see what it would take to build a moon station for the orphans of Kezdet. Acorna, who at this point looks sixteen even though she's only six, frees the children from child labor.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great mental powers person Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   strict rationing of freedoms/goods Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   feelings as an alien growing up among humans Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Alien Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   a kid If magical mental powers:    -   healing Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Asteroid Spaceship setting:    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed

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