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This Place Has No Atmosphere

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A gorgeous new package for Paula Danziger’s backlist with an introduction from Ann Martin!

In the year 2057 people live in malls, take classes in ESP, and get detention from robots. Fifteen-year-old Aurora loves everything about her life. She’s part of the coolest group of kids at school and has just started dating the best-looking guy in her grade. Then her parents make the announce­ment that she’s sure will ruin her life—the family’s moving to the moon! What with water ...

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Overview

A gorgeous new package for Paula Danziger’s backlist with an introduction from Ann Martin!

In the year 2057 people live in malls, take classes in ESP, and get detention from robots. Fifteen-year-old Aurora loves everything about her life. She’s part of the coolest group of kids at school and has just started dating the best-looking guy in her grade. Then her parents make the announce­ment that she’s sure will ruin her life—the family’s moving to the moon! What with water rationing, no privacy, and freeze-dried ham­burgers, how will Aurora ever feel like she’s home again?

Paula Danziger’s novels are hilarious, genuine, and full of dynamic female characters that have won the hearts of her readers and turned her books into beloved classics. These playful covers full of charming details capture the spirit of Paula’s stories and will brighten up the book­shelves of her fans and a new generation of readers.

Fifteen-year-old Aurora loves her life on Earth in the twenty-first century, until she learns that her family is moving to the colony on the moon a place with no atmosphere.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jessica Becker
Aurora is a typical fifteen-year-old girl, interested in boys and shopping and hanging out with all her friends in the popular crowd at school. It is 2057 and people live in the Monolith Mall and wear lightbulbs in their hair. Aurora thinks she has problems with a bratty younger sister and parents who don't understand her. When she learns her family is moving to the moon, her whole world seems to be coming to an end. Adjusting to life in small-town Luna City, an experimental community on the moon, is not easy. But the challenges and disappointments of making new friends, doing meaningful community work, and producing the first-ever play on the moon help Aurora to learn what happiness and friendship are really all about. Paula Danziger has sensitively created a vision of the future that is a mix of familiar, silly, and thought provoking. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-9 A mischievous spoof of a science fiction novel as well as a warm and funny saga about a teen of the future who is having severe difficulty adjusting to a family move. Aurora's parents are overjoyed to have been invited to inhabit a colony on the moon, but like any teen, Aurora is devastated by the thought of leaving her boyfriend and a school where she feels important. Her trip in the space shuttle is as unhappy as her arrival on the moon, which has No Atmosphere , at least not for Aurora. At the low point of her depression, she suggests to 16-year-old Hal that they produce a play and involve all the kids in the tiny moon colony. Eventually Aurora's parents become more involved with her, she finds she actually likes little kids, and she listens when a teacher tells her that we are ``not always the center,'' but rather a ``part of the Universe.'' This is a good family story with characters that have believable faults. Danziger has a keen ear for teenage jokes and chatter; puns, some witty and some corny, punctuate the realistic dialogue. Aurora's story suggests to middle school readers that the teens of 2057 will suffer the same bittersweet emotions as those of today, and that caring friends, a loving family, and a sense of humor are important anywhere. Phyllis Graves, Creekwood Middle School, Kingwood, Tex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142406809
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 3/23/2006
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 477,779
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

About the author:

Paula Danziger was a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer who had a direct line into kids’ hearts and funny bones. She passed away in 2004. 

About the introducer:

Introduction by Ann Martin, award-winning author of A Corner of the Universe, Rain Reign , and the bestselling Babysitters Club series.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    I loved this book as a teenager and recently purchased it again.

    I loved this book as a teenager and recently purchased it again. It has been updated for the modern teen, and is still wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2008

    i made a mistake

    I'm so mad at myself i saw this book but i thought it wasn't going to be good but i realized it was good (well by the looks of it it was a good book) now I regret every single second of when i put the book down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Awesome book!

    I absolutely LOVE this book. Once I bought it I couldn't put it down. I am now doing a book report on it and my best friend also loves it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2006

    I cant believe It!

    I thought this book wasn't going to be so great when my mom brought it home for me to read. When I read it, it only took me two days to finish it! It was soo Intresting! Now Im starting on her new book....The Pistachio Prescription.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2003

    GREATEST BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE!

    I really enjoyed this book because a lot of the things that Aurora is going through, I'm going through too. Therefore, I can really relate and it makes the book a lot more interesting that way! I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in teen life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2002

    It Was Great!

    I loved this book. I read it in 7th grade and it was one of those books that I just couldn't put down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2001

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT!!!

    OMG, I loved this book!!! It was really interesting and i thought it would b cool if it had a sequel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2001

    This book was Great!

    This book was great. I liked it because I am the kind of person who likes different things. Hearing what it is like to live on a different planet, is so intersting. How they deal with problems and how it was so different from earth!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2000

    Best Book I'VE read in a while!

    'This Place Has No Asmosphere' is probably my most favorite book to date. I read it two summers ago and plan on reading it this summer. The book is a futuristic tale about one girl who does not want to move to the moon! I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2000

    The greatest book i've ever read

    I think This place has no atmosphere is the best book ever. I keep re-reading it all the time and it helps you have a greater imagination of the future.

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