The Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci features a young human girl, Tula Bane, who is stranded by her colony leader, Brother Blue, on the Yertina Feray space station. On this station she befriends a Hort by the name of Heckleck. While on this space station she is introduced to the Imperium and intergalactic organization that oppresses the people under their jurisdiction. She also find love in Reza one of 3 of the other humans stranded on the space station. Through love and revenge Tula surges forward till she ultimately faces Brother Blue again... This move is a sci-fi novel with action places in the very beginning middle end and the end it will be enjoyable from 6th grade on, and if you have an interest in aliens as well epic hero genres.