Autistic and nearly nonverbal, twelve-year-old Nova is happy in her new foster home and school, but eagerly anticipates the 1986 Challenger launch, for which her sister, Bridget, promised to return.
K.J. Kruk's new novel, Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse, tells the story of a time in the future (the year 2113) when Planet Earth has entered its steady, robot-filled decline. The young protagonist, Leo, is from a family whose parents resist technology and is somewhat of an outcast. When his mother and teacher arrange for him to enter a rocket-building contest, Leo ends up winning. First prize is a free ticket to a utopian community on the moon called Luna City. Once there, Leo uncovers a sinister plot to destroy the city. He and his friends know they have to find a way to foil the plans before the next lunar eclipse happens.
Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow, twelve, lives in a house that seems to attract trouble, so when a satellite is expected to crash she races to learn the truth about her long-lost father before it is too late.