Do you know the title of this YA space academy novel?
December 13, 2012 6:12 AM Subscribe
Can you help me remember the title of this YA science fiction novel that took place at a space academy in the asteroid belt?
posted by Area Man to media & arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here are the things I remember: (1) the main character was a girl in her last year at the academy, (2) her love interest was a boy in his first year at the academy who was old for his age, (3) the boy had been a student there previously and was returning with a new identity after recovering from a horrible accident or illness, (4) the boy had some sort of crystal alien spider friend, (5) [spoiler alert] they foiled a plot by the commandant to use one of the cadets' war games to start a war, and (6) there was lots at the beginning of the book about the admissions tests administered to prospective students.
I think I read this book in the late 80s or early 90s. I really liked it and would to read it again.