Kate Ling


What makes you abandon your world? How do you say goodbye when it’s forever? A heart-breaking story about survival, love and hope.


Bea’s life is as broken as Earth has become – dry, controlled and polarized. Having never left the small town where she was born, Bea feels trapped in an endless routine of school and a dead-end job she must do to support her messed-up mother.


When a signal arrives from outer space, a mission is planned to find its origin that will take hundreds of years. Despite having to leave everyone and everything she’s cares about, forever, Bea knows she has to be on that ship. Except she didn’t plan on falling in love before she left . .


Young Adult

UK Publication

Hachette / Orion Children's Books, May 2018

US Publication

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