Twelve-year-old Ali is unsure about joining her brother and their reality-show celebrity father, Survivor Guy, on location and disappointed when she learns how much of the show is fake, but heroic when wildfire strikes.
Luciana is going to space camp, but when picked as the leader for her team, she steers them into trouble. After that her team doesn't trust her, or like her that much either. It's great to be good at science, but she needs more to make it to Mars. Luci needs to become someone her team can depend on, no matter what.
"In her third story, Luciana and her family are headed to Chile for winter break. Luci can't wait to see her cousins - but the reunion doesn't go as planned, and Luci feels like an outsider in her own family. Just then she receives a surprise invite from Claire Jacobs, her frenemy from astronaut training camp, to join her at the Mars habitat in the desert and watch NASA scientists at work. It's an offer too good to refuse, so Luci decides to leave...
"Luciana Vega wants to be the first kid on Mars. But first she's got to be a good team player here on Earth."--Page  of cover. In her second novel, Luciana is off to youth astronaut training camp! She hopes to be chosen to dive to an underwater habitat where real astronauts train for life in space. But when Luci accuses her diving partner of sabotage, no one believes her and her chances of making the diving team sink fast. Things hit rock bottom...