Bound To Stay Bound

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 Orpheus plot
 Author: Swiedler, Christopher

 Publisher:  Harper (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 391 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 868528 ISBN: 9780062894441
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Science fiction
 Space travel -- Fiction
 Military cadets -- Fiction
 Culture conflict -- Fiction
 Conflict management -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction

Price: $21.88

A kid from the wrong side of outer space must lead the way to peace when a rebellion pits the world he comes from against the world he wants to be part of.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 512587

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (05/01/21)
   Booklist (06/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2021 Lucas Adebayo has always dreamed of piloting spaceships for the Navy, and he’s ecstatic to become the first kid from the asteroid belt accepted aboard the teaching ship Orpheus. Lucas has had a very different life from the kids from Mars, Earth, and Luna. While some of his new crewmates are friendly, not all of them are eager to make him feel welcome. The training is hard, too—in an environment that has always evaluated certain skills in certain ways, it’s easy for his unique talents and experiences to be undervalued or overlooked. Lucas feels impossibly torn between his past and future, but when a rebellion targets the Orpheus, seeking to exploit the simmering discontent between Belters and the Navy, he’s the only one who can navigate his two worlds to peace. A fun read with lots of heart and evergreen middle-grade themes, Swiedler’s sophomore novel, following the Mars-set standalone In the Red (2020), delivers more high-stakes space adventures, accessible (and cool!) science, and relatable characters that make handing this to young readers a no-brainer. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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