Petty good book to read. Has some far fetched ideas but for young people it would be a good read. As a prior military enlisted and officer, I find it hard to see how this young former enlisted and then officer promoted to Lt. could grow into the type of responsibilities he takes on very quickly. He doesn’t have the experience nor does he have the time to get that experience. Most young men going through what he did would never respond in the fashion the author would have you believe. Still this is science fiction and there’s not supposed to be anything true about it, so it makes a good story.
This could be a quick read for the avid science fiction reader. It will entertain you for the full length of the book.