The Comet's Curse is by Dom Testa. The first book of the Galahad books. A comet passing through Earth's atmosphere causes a deadly disease that is wiping out everyone over the age of eighteen. A group of scientists decide the only hope of mankind is to settle another world. The governments of the world agree and resources are pooled to build a spaceship to house 251 teenagers to settle a planet in another solar system. Tri is the head of Galahad's council of leaders. She is already struggling with the loss of her beloved father, having to leave Earth, and take responsibility for 250 other kids; now she has a saboteur to worry about. Is there someone hiding out on the Galahad? Does this person really mean to sabotage their ship and kill them all? Aided by the other council members and Roc, the ship's computer, Tri must solve this mystery and quickly. A promising start to an exciting new series.
Ratings: 6th grade - 9 out of 10.