Title: Tin Star (Tin Star #1)
Author: Cecil Castellucci
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
Summary: Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a less traveled space station in the galaxy. She was betrayed by a man she and her family trusted, Brother Blue. Presumed dead, Tula's ship and family leaves without her. Tula is nursed back to health and befriended by an alien named Heckleck. Tula becomes a trader of things and favors on the space station, caving a place for herself in the underguts. She's the only human on board for years, until three new humans show up, and things start to get interesting. If Tula plays her favors right, she just might get revenge on Brother Blue after all.
My Thoughts: My one word for this story is unique. It's unlike any YA I've read before. Tin Star presents such a different world, a true sci-fi read. It's full of aliens and intrigue.
Tula Bane is an interesting character. She's the only one of her kind on this station. She's integrated herself into station life and adapted to her circumstances, but she's still kind of alone. The writing style is such that you're with Tula, but she still remains kind of a mystery.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was unlike anything I've read in quite awhile. The story was quick and kept me interested. The only true way to describe it is as unique.
BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.5/5
Unique in a Good Way.