Earth flight / Janet Edwards.

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      Summary: "Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portaling to other planets. Except now she's the most famous Earth girl in the universe - but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra's actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity's worlds. On top of everything, the first alien artifact ever discovered appears to be waiting for Jarra to reveal its secrets. But to do so, she must somehow find a way to leave Earth - or else the alien artifact will be lost forever. Is there a way for Jarra to travel to another planet? Or is her destiny only to look to the stars - but never to reach them?"-- Provided by publisher.
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      9781633880924 (cloth)
      1633880923 (cloth)
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Booklist Reviews 2015 September #1

This follow-up to Earth Girl (2013) and Earth Star (2014) finds Jarra famous, and there are many on Earth unhappy that a so-called "handicapped" person has become successful. Now that she is to be elevated in rank in the military and recognized as a member of a clan, that resentment begins to boil toward violence. Before her ceremony can occur, Jarra is sent on an archaeological dig on the West Coast in a city where earthquakes make digging hazardous. There she discovers an artifact that might just function as a Rosetta stone to lead to the location of the alien probe she and Fian, her friend and now fiancé, have encountered in the past. Jarra has always been an outlier among sf heroes—optimistic, giggly, and endearing—which makes this trilogy ender bittersweet. An ideal counterpart to David Macinnis Gill's Black Hole Sun (2010), which also plays with language in a futuristic world. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring

Jarra's (Earth Girl; Earth Star) inability to leave Earth (a condition which garners rampant discrimination in 2789) hasn't stopped her from gaining success and fame. The series' parallel plot arcs (Jarra's challenge of anti-"Handicapped" prejudice and her work toward alien first contact) peak here. A densely realized future--conveyed in impressive linguistic, political, social, and geographical detail--rewards readers looking for non-dystopian, intellectually rich science fiction.