Genre: Science Fiction
Number of Pages: 398
For ages 13+ for attempted rape scene
"Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming."
I thought that Across The Universe by Beth Revis was a type of book that once you started reading it you didn't want to put it down! Unfortunately, I was reading this while in school, in between lessons so I would HAVE to put it down. My friends always saw me reading it when I had the chance. Some even asked to read it when I was finished.
I liked 16 year old Elder because he is vastly different from Eldest- the current leader. Eldest is a dictator over the ship and only thinks about preventing discord--at all costs. Eldest is training Elder to take over as leader of Godspeed. Elder is kind, curious, and devoted to helping Amy. Any boy crazy girl (like me) will easily fall head over heels for him.
Amy is ripped from the world she loves and frozen to go with her parents on a 300 year trip. Reading the scene when she was frozen made me very uncomfortable,not for me but for Amy herself. This scene had enough tension to keep you turning pages for more. I like Amy because, she doesn't put up with Eldest's threats and stands up to him. I don't think Amy is like any other character from other YA books because of her spunk.
I felt like there should have been a little more romance between Amy and Elder, being a girl who LOVES to read romance! Other than that this book was GREAT! At first, since it was science fiction, I didn't really think I would like it, but I LOVED it. I highly recommend it.
I give this book 4 out of 5 diva crowns.