A couple of months ago I read a young adults book called These Broken Stars by two young authors, Amie Kaufmann and Meagan Spooner. No, I’m not a young adult, but at times you need fiction like this. And I loved the book. It’s sort of Cinderella in reverse, set in the future when space travel and exploration is the norm. Now there is the second book of the series coming, This Shattered World, due for publication December 1. These two books I can’t recommend highly enough – for either the teen in your family, or the adult who needs something a little less challenging.