There was a science fiction book from my childhood, about a boy named Jobs, who is sent in a spaceship with other people to a new world after earth is hit with an asteroid and destroyed.

I think it was a 10 to 12 part series. There also was an Asian girl named two-face.

Sorry I can't remember more, but I was 5 when I read this book.

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This is the "Remnants" series of books written by Katherine Applegate. The first book in the series (of 14 books) was The Mayflower Project

Per wikipedia:

Remnants is a series of science fiction books written by K. A. Applegate between July 2001 and September 2003. It is the story of what happens to the survivors of a desperate mission to save a handful of human beings after an asteroid collides with the Earth. Eighty people are placed aboard a converted space shuttle using untested "quack" hibernation technology and fired blindly into space hours before all life on Earth is obliterated by a large asteroid called The Rock. They are then picked up by a large, sentient space craft of monumental proportions known as 'Mother' which is inhabited by various races. 'Mother' can manipulate the physical environment within the craft's limits and often does so. Only a few people placed in stasis actually were alive and capable of being reanimated when they reached 'Mother'.

Notably, the book's main characters are Jobs and 2Face

  • Yeah I remember the series. Did they ever have a conclusion story? I never got to read the final books. Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 21:40
  • @JessicaHarris: If you follow the Wikipedia article in Valorum's answer, it has a plot summary for each of the books and it looks like the fourteenth one did wrap things up.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 21:58

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