Marsbound, by Haldeman, Joe

Carmen Dula can't decide if she is lucky or unlucky. Her family has just won a coveted lottery award: The right to emigrate to Mars. But at nineteen years old, and a member of the first group of colonists to include children of any age, her social prospects are pretty dim. Haldeman starts us off with a very typical Heinleinian juvenile/Y.A. adventure story about a young woman who is thrust into an alien environment before she can learn for herself what it means to be adult. At ninetee[…]

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