Book, it’s not you, it’s me. Actually, to be honest...some of it is you.
This book initially annoyed me with its conflation of mass and weight, but it was mostly just a boring new-kid-at-school young adult novel (or children's book, maybe). Most of the book is pretty dull, with the main character, Polly, acting like a bit of an idiot, and when things actually start to happen, the book just becomes unbelievable.
This book’s setting is a future science fiction world where there are some colonies on Mars and elsewhere in the solar system. Polly’s mother decides to send Polly and her “twin” brother Charles to a school on Earth called Galileo and they have to acclimatize to the stresses of Earth’s gravity as well as the snotty attitudes of the Earth kids. Because they're Martians. Then some stuff happens and it gets just a little too ridiculous.
I’d probably have liked it more if I had read it as a kid but the plot still seems silly so I doubt I would have thought it a great book even back then.
In case anyone’s wondering, I didn’t read this for booklikes-opoly because it’s a library book that is due back this week and I started it before I could legally roll again.