Author: Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Hardcover: 240 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
About the Book:
On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.My Thoughts:
When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.
Wow! This book was a surprise and not at all what I had expected. Being a YA Sci-Fi novel, I had expected a lot of space battling and more of a"Star Wars" type story. I was thrilled to find that this story was so much more. It had a wonderful, strong female main character, Tula, who was someone that I came to love. She was tough, smart, and learned how to survive in a place where humans were not wanted. Under all that toughness she had a vulnerability that ended up putting her in a situation that changed everything.
A fast paced, must read, "Tin Star" is one of my favorite YA Sci-Fi's of all time! I has an appeal that will please both the YA as well as the adult audience and is sure to entrance the reader up to the last word. Make sure to add this one to your reading list - you'll be happy you did! Perfect for those that enjoy stories in space as well as those that enjoy a good YA story.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley courtesy of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review, but instead, one that gives my honest opinion.