What Goes Up – Katie Kennedy

What Goes UpFrom the publisher, “Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA’s mysterious Interworlds Agency. They’re not exactly sure what the top-secret program entails, but they know they want in. Rosa has her brilliant parents’ legacies to live up to, and Eddie has nowhere else to go–he’s certainly not going to stick around and wait for his violent father to get out of jail. Even if they are selected, they have no idea what lies in store. But first they have to make it through round after round of crazy-competitive testing.

And then something happens that even NASA’s scientists couldn’t predict . . .”

The competitions the teens went through were the best part of the book.  It was fun to watch how Eddie and Rosa reacted and Trevor is a fantastic third-wheel.  I really enjoyed the author’s Learning to Swear in America and once again, the author shines in developing interesting, witty, humorous and brave characters.  Oddly, I’m fine with multiple universe theories but the aerial stunts, with teens getting in and out of moving aircraft, bother me.  That’s minor though.  This is a fun, engaging read and I look forward to more from the author.

eGalley review                                                       Publication date 7.18.17

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