In the Quick by Kate Hope Day

In the Quick by Kate Hope Day

June is a brilliant but difficult girl with a gift for mechanical invention who leaves home to begin gruelling astronaut training at the National Space Program. Younger by two years than her classmates at Peter Reed, the school on campus named for her uncle, she flourishes in her classes but struggles to make friends and find true intellectual peers. Six years later, she has gained a coveted post as an engineer on a space station—and a hard-won sense of belonging—but is haunted by the mystery of Inquiry, a revolutionary spacecraft powered by her beloved late… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Amputation
  • Death of a parent, off-page
  • Arson
  • Near-drowning incident