The Billion Dollar Boy
New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" selection
Shelby Cheever V is a spoiled brat. He is also the richest kid in the country. Actually, make that the universe. Bored with his all-the-amusements-money-can-buy life, he decides on a bit of interstellar action, Shelby-style. But it turns out life on a starship is not all fun and games. As part of a crew, Shelby has a few things to learn. Like, how to follow orders instead of simply giving orders. Can Shelby learn how to cooperate with his crewmates?
He may not have a choice. When Shelby becomes the target of a hostage-for-ransom scheme, he'll need all the help he can get.
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Review: The Billion Dollar Boy (Jupiter #2)User Review - Gary Holt - Goodreads
This is my favorite of the Jupiter novels. It's a well-done story about how a spoiled brat grows up, and the people who help him do it once he's removed from the bad influence of his stiflingly rich ... Read full review
Review: The Billion Dollar Boy (Jupiter #2)User Review - Niki Deerfield - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book, although I believe it was more for young adults. Read full review