“Karin said: ★ ★ ★ ★
Amy Martin's parents are cryogenically frozen for a 300 year voyage to a planet at Centauri. She thought she had to go for sure, but at the last minute, her father has her mother frozen first, then tells her he'll go second so that she can choose what she wants to do without pressure. Amy is torn between her boyfriend and life on earth and going with her parents to wake up on an unknown planet. As the title suggests, she goes.
Elder has been born on the ship on which the Martin's and about 100 others have been on in the cryogenic part of the ship. He is a clone of a line of Eldests, who came to be the leaders of the ship, Godspeed, after a plague decimated the ship's population. He find the cryogenic chamber after some hints given him by Orion, another ship born person. The entire crew is monoethnic, and most are Feeders who work on food production. There are also Shippers who take care of the engine, a doctor, some scientists and a few who do other jobs. Elder is being trained to take over leadership of the ship by Eldest.
Amy is woken up early by mistake, and is shocked by how the Feeders live and act, by how the ship is run, and to find out she's been woken up 50 years before her parents will be thawed out. As she and Elder begin to get to know one another, it becomes clear that all is not well on the ship as some of the cryogenically frozen crew are murdered. Amy is attacked by one of the Feeders, and this novel quickly hits the pace of a thriller sci-fi novel.
I gave this a 4 because it kept me reading and up late at night; my teens loved the book as well. The characters are fairly well developed, their feelings and actions believable given their personalities, positions and scenarios, and it keeps you on your toes.”