When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict freighter, she's just hoping to prove she deserves a scholarship to University. She certainly doesn't count on waking the ship's damaged AI or having three stowaways, Micah Rotherwood and brothers Jem and Barre Durbin, along for the ride.
They all have their private reasons for hiding aboard and lives they are seeking to escape, but if the accidental crew can't work together and learn to trust each other, they'll die together, victims of a computer that doesn't realize the war ended decades before any of them were even born.
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To be honest,I initially had a tough time following the story. It sort of meanders at first, but picks up steam, after the first 50 pages or so... Rosalen is a troubled young girl, who has been dragged all over space by her uncaring, and self centered father...she is also something of a genius computer programmer/hacker, possessing certain ethics she wasn't aware she had. When her path intertwines with a derilict, 40 year old freighter that crash landed on the asteroid her space station, the fun really begins. There are three other prime characters, and several supporting characters, to keep the flavor tasty, and frankly I ended up really enjoying the story. So much so that I've bought book 2, heh heh...
Couldn’t stop reading until the end and wanted more.
Derelict is an excellent story with well defined teen characters--each of whom have problems with their parents. Stuck on a space stations, they have few options and although at first they dislike each other, they discover they work well together and do what it takes to survive the sudden awakening of the AI in charge of the space ship they've been renovating. Great read full of action that moves right along.