As part of their final exam, Rod Walker's high school class must survive an extended excursion into the wilds of an alien planet. But when an accident leaves them lost on the far side of the universe, they find their classroom learning put to a more serious challenge than even their teachers imagined. Originally published in 1955, this is one of Heinlein's better-known works for juveniles.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: General, Alien Beings, Settings, Types of Characters, Rites of Passage, Human Qualities + Behavior