Star Wars meets Percy Jackson in this action-packed sci-fi adventure from the authors of the Familiars series.
Teenager Zachary Night leaves his quiet suburban life behind for Indigo 8, a top secret academy for starfighters-in-training. He and two other Indigo 8 freshmen get marooned in space with a band of escaped alien convicts and together must survive the lawless wilds of the outerverse. With no one to trust and growing suspicions that their ship has been sabotaged by the very people meant to protect them, Zachary and his friends uncover a threat that puts not only their lives, but the fate of Earth, in peril.
With the "winning combination of action and humor" (SLJ, starred review) that earned The Familiars an Indie Next List Pick and nine state-award nominations, Starbounders is an outerverse adventure full of unforgettable aliens, richly imagined planets, and the kind of strong friendship that Earth kids will know well.