They are called Generation Hope, named after Hope One, the space colony they were born on and the only home they will ever know.
By the time Hope One reaches New Earth, they will be too old to go down—that will be the job of their future children. The adults, the ones who created Hope One during the final days of Old Earth, have carved out a specific plan for Generation Hope, a group of fifty now-teenagers. Part of this plan involves Pairing: the careful coupling of students to create an even stronger next generation.
Now, as the Pairing ceremony approaches, some members of Generation Hope have begun to question The Plan and the adults who created it.