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This Place Has No Atmosphere [Paperback]

Paula Danziger
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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books (23 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142406805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142406809
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book, GREAT AUTHOR! 14 Mar 2010
By Pam Dhinsa VINE VOICE
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I bought this for my daughter but read it myself as a teenager in the late 1980's and loved it, in fact I read all of Paula Danziger's books as a teenager and would recommend them to fans of authors such as Judy Blume. They are funny, romantic and just perfect for those early teenage years.
This book is set in the year 2057 and is about 15yr old Aurora whose parents ruin her nearly perfect life (she's just started dating the best looking guy at school) by moving her to the moon, where she has to adjust to a totally new life and make new friends! Great writing and nice to read a bit of teenage angst wrapped up in a bit of science fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Realy good and verry funny. 2 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Verry imaginative and funny. The ideas are good and, in a strange way, it is quite realistic. I like the idea of living on the moon. Paula Danziger is an exellent writer and here is the proof.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its a great kids book!!! 14 Dec 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this is an ace book for youngens. i read it 4 years ago when i was 13 and i loved it! its a nice concept of what the future may be like for us. The main characters grandparents were born the year I was so it'll be interesting to see if anything is similar, bit of a wait first. Even tho its a kids book I'm going to buy it and read it again (my original was nicked!!) cos its great!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past... 12 Nov 2003
By A Customer - Published on
Whenever I think of the Thornton Wilder play "Our Town," I am reminded of Paula Danziger's book "This Place Has No Atmosphere." It was already a little dated in the mid-90s when I read it in middle school, but the characters rang true and I enjoyed it immensely. I don't remember the story itself so much as I remember that it was one of the first books that made me stop and think about new ideas every once in a while. How would people live on the moon? What does it mean to REALLY move away?
In short: if I remember this book after nearly ten years and hundreds of books in between, there's got to be something sepecial about it.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lot Of Readers Seem To Miss The Point.. 28 Jun 2001
By Queen Cobra, Goddess of Truth and Justice - Published on
Aurora Williams seems to have everything; she's a member of the 'in-group' at her school, she's best friends with a rich celebrity and best of all the cutest boy in school just asked her out. Teen heaven right? But Aurora isn't really happy. Her parents don't understand her, or she them, and she isn't really like the other kids in her group though she's good at acting like she is. In short Aurora is pretending to be somebody she's not in order to be accepted. What this book is really about is Aurora discovering who Aurora is and getting the courage to be herself. Along the way she learns hanging out and having boyfriends isn't all there is to life, that people she used to dismiss as 'barfburgers' might be worth knowing after all, and maybe her parents understand her better than she thought. She even learns to appreciate her kid sister! None of which would have happened if she hadn't been forced to move to the Moon.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite coming of age story with a sci-fi twist 29 May 2011
By Day - Published on
The year is 1986. I had recently moved (AGAIN) to a different state and was about to start school mid semester. I was the new kid once more. It seemed like just as soon as I would start to fit in my family moved. I am sure many adults can relate to the feeling of being up-rooted and moved as a child, but at the time you swear you are the only person who has ever felt that way.

So...I read...a lot. At first it was to pass the time on long cross country car trips following a moving van (remember this is back in the days before TV's in cars, ipods, cell phones...) But, as I grew older the books and stories I would read would have more purpose than just killing time. Sometimes the books actually changed my perspective on things by telling me a story in which I could so deeply relate. It wasn't a person in my face telling me that "this too shall pass". No, it was a story that I could understand and it showed me that things can get better if you change the way you confront them. I know they seem so similar, but it's a very different thing to show and not tell.

This brings me to the late Paula Danziger's 1986 release of THIS PLACE HAS NO ATMOSPHERE. I picked up the book because I thought the premise of living under a dome on the moon really cool. And it was...totally, but it was so much more.

Danziger wrote a quirky Science Fiction spoof that is at times funny and sad but if anything it is a wonderful coming of age story. The characters are all very realistic in their actions and the emotions conveyed. Readers get to see a teen, who by nature is feels like the center of the universe, discover that she is a part of that universe. Aurora deals with depression and normal teenage angst, but in the midst of it all she grows closer to her parents and realizes all that she can be and contribute to the world whilst finding her true identity.

And, lets face it . . . finding ones identity is a timeless lesson that continues to be something kids, teens and adults have issues with.

I loved this book. I am so happy to see that it is still in print...with a far less cheesy 1980's cover. ;)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Place Does Not Have Atmosphere but The Book Does! 15 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on
If you think your life couldn't get any worse, you should share a day in the life of Aurora Williams. The book This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger is a classic. In the year 2057, 14-year old Aurora and her friends do all the regular teenage activities. They get in trouble, buy CD's, and watch models in mood clothes. One day Aurora's life is shattered with news from her mother that she and her family are moving to the Moon. Aurora prepares for the worst and the beginning of a new life on the Moon. After about a year on the moon, Aurora's fears have gradually disappeared as she makes new friends, and found the finer things on the moon. Danziger surely has pointed out every teens nightmare in this science fiction-comedy. It sure will make children and adults laugh from years 2000 to 2060!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable is an Understatment 30 Jun 2009
By Tonya Payne - Published on
I remember reading this book about the time it was published, and I remember I thought it was an amazing story. I'm sure that it's probably completely dated now, considering that it was written before the internet or the development of all the technology we have, like mobile phones. The story itself however is timeless, as teenagers are the same in any age.

As an aside, I remember too wondering if I would still be alive in 2057 (I'd be 80) and if we'd really have colonies on the moon then. That I would remember that twenty years later, says something about this book.
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