The Billion Dollar Boy

The Billion Dollar Boy

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New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" selection
Shelby Cheever V is a spoiled brat. He is also the richest kid in the country. Actually, make that the "universe." Bored with his all-the-amusements-money-can-buy life, he decides on a bit of interstellar action, Shelby-style. But it turns out life on a starship is not all fun and games. As part of a crew, Shelby has a few things to learn. Like, how to "follow "orders instead of simply "giving "orders. Can Shelby learn how to cooperate with his crewmates?
He may not have a choice. When Shelby becomes the target of a hostage-for-ransom scheme, he'll need all the help he can get.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129.54 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • Starscape Books
  • United States
  • English
  • First.
  • 0765345668
  • 9780765345660

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"A teenage protagonist, a speed-of-light plot and a clever narration equal accessible, entertaining reading. Sheffield skillfully put his own stamp on familiar elements providing first-rate scientific and technical extrapolation, brisk pacing, and more plausible depiction of his young hero's maturation than is typical of this sort of coming-of-age adventure." -"Booklist"
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175 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 16% (28)
4 37% (64)
3 38% (66)
2 8% (14)
1 2% (3)
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