Whenever his parents went out on missions for the Space Survey Corps, Brandon Webb was left behind on Luna—left to dream of journeying between the stars, meeting aliens, defeating villains, saving the world. Now it's his turn for adventure, permitted at last by the captain, his father, to join a year-long trip to a failing colonial planet on an emergency resupply run. Or so he's told. Brandon's former dreams could turn to nightmares when the starship is sabotaged, the alien holds secrets about his past, the villain is on the right side, and the world isn’t ready to be saved.
With humor, danger, smart kids, awkward crushes, Greek drama, and guinea pigs, The Captain's Kid is hard sci-fi with a soft heart, for teens and anyone who ever was one. Appropriate content for ages 10+ and a reading level of mid-sixth grade. Recommended as "fun and wondrous...a hero to root for in a world you'll want to inhabit." The author's read-to-me YouTube feature "Undercover Reading" makes the book accessible to reluctant readers and those with reading challenges.
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About the Author
Author Liz Coley remembers the teen years more vividly than she remembers what she had for breakfast. Her stories feature teens creating lives of consequence, teens whose choices make a difference for themselves, for others, and even for the world. Strangely enough (or not) adults love reading these stories, too. Liz has written a lot of novels. Where are they? Pretty Girl-13 has been published in 12 translations on 5 continents. Out of Xibalba and the Tor Maddox series can be found on Smashwords and other ebook distributors; the others are waiting to see the light. Her short stories, all science fiction/fantasy, have appeared in several anthologies as well Cosmos Magazine. For more, please visit at lizcoley.com.