Tunnel in the Sky Author:Robert A. Heinlein It was just a test . . . — But something had gone wrong. Terribly wrong. What was to have been a standard ten-day survival test had suddenly become an indefinite life-or-death nightmare. — Now they were stranded somewhere in the universe, beyond contact with Earth . . . at the other end of a tunnel in the sky. This small group of young men and wom... more »en, divested of all civilized luxuries and laws, were being forced to forge a future of their own . . . a strange future in a strange land where sometimes not even the fittest could survive!« less
A classic Heinlein YA sci-fi novel of young people taking a survival test that was supposed to last a week - and finding themselves stranded on an unknown planet for months and months - how they survive, the politics of how they organize themselves, and how they adjust - or don't adjust - when they finally return to "civilization" on Earth. Recommended for adults too!