Author(s): Jill Brasell
A junior fiction title in the established My Story series. In the 1970s the NZ government established a fund to allow the establishment of ohu, a commune-based farming co-operative. Starshine (previously known as Estelle) is whisked off against her wishes to live with her mother in the Aquarius ohu. Commune living is very different - it definitely has its bad points but there are good points too, and Starshine comes to love many aspects of her new life. Then her father comes to claim her back, and begins a custody tug-of-war with her mother.