This book begins on Earth, with Amy and her parents preparing to be cryogenically frozen. They are about to be packed onto a spaceship [Godspeed], hoping to travel for 300 years, become reanimated (thawed out), and then terraform a faraway planet (make it livable/like Earth). Amy overhears the workers saying that the launch has been delayed a year. One whole year she could have spent with her family and friends on Earth! As these thoughts send her into despair, she is glad that they won’t last long; she will be unable to think once she’s frozen. But, then, she is frozen… and she is still capable of thought. Still conscious of the passing time. Talk about a torturous existence! Then someone unplugs her a full 50 years before the estimated landing time, and she will be older than her parents by the time they are reanimated. Chapters alternate between Amy and a guy named Elder, who will soon be the leader of the people aboard Godspeed. If you like dystopias and science fiction, you HAVE to read this book!