Salvage By: Alexandra Duncan
Ava has only ever lived aboard the ship that her father is captain of. She knows nothing of life anywhere else. She would love to be able to read and work to fix things aboard the ship, but that is not what girls are meant to do. She finds out that she is to be married and is anxious to see whom to, and nervous to leave the ship she has always lived on. When she finds out that she is to marry her friend, Luck, she is excited. But things are not what they seem, and Ava makes a mistake that changes her life forever. She escapes to Earth to survive, and finds that life on Earth is not easy either. She is able to find her way there, and the things she always thought were important become not so much any more.
This was a good read. Perfect for young adults. It was a great story of a girl who has to find a way to take care of herself, when those around her push her out. I found that her struggles to become who she is meant to be, true to anyone who is forced to grow up.
I borrowed this from the public library.