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At a high school for the gifted on newly-cultivated Mars, a cast of teens deal with everything from finals to televangelism--and racism. Kaeldra and her boyfriend Ravi have never liked that longhaired Contact kid that lives across the hall, but they each begin to discover in different ways that Oryn--along with the other Contacts on Mars--is not what they expected.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 80%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Which planet?    -   Mars Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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