By Fleur Beale
Publish 12 months note: First released July 4th 2008
Juno of Taris is the compelling new novel from Fleur Beale. It explores the fight of Juno, a tender teenager at the verge of maturity, who's torn among her have to slot in and belong in her society, and her turning out to be soreness and wondering of that society's principles. Your traditional teenager? now not rather! simply because Juno lives - within the not-too-distant destiny - on Taris, a bubble-covered island within the Pacific, to which a choose few hundred humans have been evacuated whilst Earth's population took every thing just a little too a ways and commenced to self-destruct. On Taris there are various principles governing visual appeal, behaviour, even procreation . yet all are for the nice of the group, to make sure the survival of humankind.
Or are they? As Taris' secure setting starts to collapse and Juno's wondering nature takes carry, she uncovers a few startling inconsistencies in lots of of the 'factual' histories she has grown up with. She additionally starts to increase a few fairly startling, nearly supernatural, skills. As Juno faces expanding risk, she reveals allies within the so much fabulous areas.
Juno of Taris examines many subject matters: peer strain, environmental breakdown, the fictionalization of heritage, societal keep watch over and not easy authority yet might be such a lot of all, it's a completely strong learn from one in every of our best possible writers for teens.
Esther Glen Award (2009)