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Mirror in the sky /

by Khorana, Aditi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]Description: 334 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781595148568 (hardback); 1595148566 (hardback).Subject(s): East Indian Americans -- Fiction | Preparatory schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Self-perception -- Fiction | Astronomy -- Fiction | Science fictionSummary: Tara, an Indian-American junior at Brierly prep school, feels her world dramatically change when a mirror planet to Earth is discovered and she, in this new era of scientific history, reconsiders her self and possible selves.
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Another Earth meets Perks of Being a Wallflower in this thoughtful, mesemerizing debut and subject of a TedX talk about the discovery of a mirror planet to Earth and how it dramatically changes the course of one Indian-American girl's junior year.<br> <br> " [O]ne of the most powerful reads of the year. A novel about family, race, and discovering who you are, Mirror in the Sky promises a unique read that blends YA contemporary struggles with imaginative science fiction."<br> -- Paste Magazine <br> <br> For Tara Krishnan, navigating Brierly, the academically rigorous prep school she attends on scholarship, feels overwhelming and impossible. Her junior year begins in the wake of a startling discovery: A message from an alternate Earth, light years away, is intercepted by NASA. This means that on another planet, there is another version of Tara, a Tara who could be living better, burning brighter, because of tiny differences in her choices.<br> <br> The world lights up with the knowledge of Terra Nova, the mirror planet, and Tara's life on Earth begins to change. At first, small shifts happen, like attention from Nick Osterman, the most popular guy at Brierly, and her mother playing hooky from work to watch the news all day. But eventually those small shifts swell, the discovery of Terra Nova like a black hole, bending all the light around it. <br> <br> As a new era of scientific history dawns and Tara's life at Brierly continues its orbit, only one thing is clear: Nothing on Earth--or for Tara--will ever be the same again.

Tara, an Indian-American junior at Brierly prep school, feels her world dramatically change when a mirror planet to Earth is discovered and she, in this new era of scientific history, reconsiders her self and possible selves.

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Middle-class, Indian American Tara feels like an outsider at her Connecticut private school. After scientists receive a radio transmission from an alternate Earth, the popular crew invites Tara into their ranks. While the "mirror planet" stirs up Tara's home life and provides her brief moments of contemplation about what her parallel-self might be up to, the otherworldly premise unfortunately takes a backseat to social drama. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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