The book is about a teenage girl who lives on the Moon after aliens take over the Earth. I think there was a picture of a blonde girl sitting and the moon in the background on the cover. It was one of my favourite and I'd like to share it with my kids.

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    The aliens taking over the Earth sounds like John Varley's "Eight Worlds" setting. Going through his bibliography might be a good place to start. – user888379 Jan 1 at 14:21
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    About the cover picture. If the artist painted the girl sitting on the Moon with the moon in the sky behind her that would have been a mistake. Or did the artist paint the girl sitting on the moon with a moonscape behind her? Or did the artist paint the girl sitting on Earth before the alien invasion with the Moon in the sky behind her? Or were the girl and the Moon supposed to be two different picture elements and not part of the same scene? – M. A. Golding Jan 1 at 15:50
  • I second the recommendation to check out John Varley’s Eight World’s series. – Mike Scott Jun 4 at 18:25

This Place Has No Atmosphere (1986) by Paula Danziger.

From Goodreads:

In the year 2057 people live in malls, take classes in ESP, and get detention from robots. Fifteen-year-old Aurora loves everything about her life. She’s part of the coolest group of kids at school and has just started dating the best-looking guy in her grade. Then her parents make the announce­ment that she’s sure will ruin her life—the family’s moving to the moon! What with water rationing, no privacy, and freeze-dried ham­burgers, how will Aurora ever feel like she’s home again?

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    This would be a stronger answer if you could indicate why this is a match for the question. – James McLeod Jun 4 at 18:14
  • This definitely doesn't sound like the Earth has been taken over by aliens. Most people live on Earth and there are only 750 people in the Moon colony. – DavidW Jun 4 at 21:07

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