Short and quirky. :D
I love Connie Willis. I really do. Her stuff is hilarious and fun and weird.
This fits that bill.
Totally irreverent and quirky, this is the story of a girl who absolutely does not want to go to the Academy. She wants to go to UCLA.
So no one is more surprised than her when her name is called as the only cadet appointed from her school.
As she insists there must be some mistake, she's propelled forward as if it's everything she ever wanted.... but it's not.
But she's not leaving without an explanation.
Sort of sci-fi, but not really. Great quick read. It's shelved with the adult fiction, but I think it would have a lot of appeal to high schoolers... and even middle schoolers.
Counts for the Support Your Local Library Challenge!