For those of you who read my reviews, you are already aware that I really like butt kicking female protagonists. If you haven’t read my reviews (or any of my
Charlotteseries picture books) then take note, I really like strong female protagonists. I am mystified as to the number of closet misogynists who are unable to understand that strong female characters are essential in helping young women to reach their potential. Or, maybe they are aware and are terrified of the result. Digression is part of my nature, while a teacher some of the best class reactions came from going down an unexpected path and discovering new and wondrous things. However this book is about a down and almost out fighter pilot after an interstellar war. Her goal is to retrieve her daughter but she needs a star ship to get there. Along the way she gathers a motley mixed crew and faces dire circumstances.
Buroker has an easy to read style that draws you into the story. She provides a hard core fighter pilot with a crusty shell who has a strongly developed conscience and a reluctantly open mind. The quirky support cast provides both humor and depth to the story. Beck is the first armored warrior I’ve encounters who is also a grill master.
This story has plenty of action, some good role models and provides good old fashioned entertainment.
I recommend it.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.