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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BaschukR - LibraryThing
The Billion Dollar Boy is a science fiction novel written for teens by author and physicist Charles Sheffield. Set a few hundred years in the future, Shelby Jerome Prescott Cheever is the son of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
The book was solid, aimed at a teen crowd, but I found it a bit derivative of Heinlein's science fiction books aimed at teens. The plot was predictable, and the characters are cardboard. My two pet ... Read full review