Polly Newton has a plan. She wants to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. Her mother, the director of the Mars Colony, also has a plan. She wants to send Polly and her twin brother, Charles, to the Galileo Academy on Earth so they can network with the children of the rich and powerful.
Guess who wins that argument?
Homesick and physically in pain due to the change in gravity, Polly has difficulties in adjusting to the restrictions of the school and the attitudes of the students. When accidents start to happen, Polly thinks that Charles is right – there is something strange going on. With her brother’s help, Polly is determined to find out the truth.
No matter what.
If you liked this book, try one of the following books. All of them have some aspect similar to Martians Abroad.
Dove Chronicles series: Dove Arising, Dove Exiled, and Dove Alight by Karen Bao
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Mythos Academy series: Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost, and Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep
Podkayne of Mars by Robert A. Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Time Quintet series: A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time – Madeleine L’Engle
The Giver – Lois Lowry
Harper Hall Trilogy series: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey
Song of the Lioness series: Alanna, In the Hand of the Goddess, Woman Who Rides Like a Man, and Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce
The Martian by Andy Weir
What books would you recommend that are similar in theme?