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Grade 8 Up—In this futuristic tale, two teens with mysterious and difficult pasts meet at the universe's most prestigious and demanding school: Academy 7. Aerin, a foreigner and fugitive slave, knows she does not belong here. Dane, the rebellious younger son of the Alliance's most powerful leader, enrolls partly to thwart his father's control over his life. From the beginning of the school term, Dane's cocky, contrary nature and Aerin's extraordinary combat and computer-savvy land them both in trouble with the school's administrator, a powerful member of the Alliance Council. Aerin, secretive and estranged from nearly all social contact, and Dane, bad-boy, rich-kid heartthrob, are unlikely allies. Each holds a key to information that could cause political repercussions throughout the Alliance, and an uneasy truce develops as they are repeatedly thrown together. The story's pacing, intrigue, and subtly romantic overtones are consistently engaging, but the use of pen and paper and easily hacked computer systems seem anachronistic, and a few futuristic details may need a strong visual imagination. Such effects hardly detract from Osterlund's impressionistic and evocative storytelling style, as the plot moves at light-speed, and the setting and characters are believable. Academy 7 is a satisfying, refreshing portrayal of two smart, desperate, and unhappy young people struggling to make sense of—and better—the world their parents bequeathed them.—Roxanne Myers Spencer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green END


"The story's pacing, intrigue, and subtly romantic overtones are consistently engaging...satisfying, refreshing." --School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 760L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Speak (May 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142414379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142414378
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anne Osterlund is the author of four young adult novels, Salvation, Aurelia, Academy 7, and Exile, all published by Penguin Books. Her second novel, Academy 7, won the OCTE Spirit of Oregon Award and was an ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback nominee. Anne works as a full-time author and presents for schools, conferences, and writing events. She grew up in the sunshine of eastern Oregon and earned a BA from Whitworth College, where she majored in elementary education with Spanish and English teaching fields. Anne lives in a cute little yellow house with her new feline friend, Simba, and her own library of young adult books. She has ten years of full-time teaching experience and enjoys immersing students in language, literature, and imagination. Anne and her characters can be found on her website.

Anne's Literary Facts

Favorite Part of Writing: The characters! They talk. Some of them very loud and opinionated, like Aurelia. Others deep and wounded like Aerin. Some of them who just can't wait to make everything on the page explode. Can you say Dane? But they all make writing exhilarating.

Favorite Book: Peter Pan by James Barrie. Because the magic is real. The island is real. The danger is real. What I love about the book is that it all feels real!

Favorite Authors: Tamora Pierce, Sharon Shinn, S.E. Hinton, Louisa May Alcott, Ann Rinaldi, L.M. Montgomery, John Marsden, Maria V. Snyder, Meg Cabot, Sally Watson, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and on and on and on.

Favorite Literary Place: Scotland!

Required When Writing: A cat. At least one. Preferably more.

Favorite Movie Based on a Book: Anne of Green Gables

Favorite Literary Event: Sirens, Women in Fantasy Literature Conference in Vail, CO

Best Advice for Aspiring Authors: Write the story you love! The one that refuses to go away or disappear. And then write the next and the next and the next.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ariadne H. on September 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
Aerin Renning is a girl on the run. A fugitive. Who happens to be offered the chance to attend the most prestigious school in her galaxy: Academy 7. The catch? You need to be a citizen of the Alliance. Which is something that Aerin isn't.

Dane Madausin is the son of the Alliance's leading military officer, whose life should have been one of privilege and prestige, but has been that of a rebel. So, against his father's wishes, he is attending Academy 7.

Aerin wants to stay unnoticed, doing her assignments and attending her classes without drawing undue attention to herself or the little differences between her and the other students that could give her away. Dane doesn't care about his reputation and when he thinks that his father is going to order him home, he pulls a stupid prank that lands Aerin in serious trouble. Dane feels guilty for implicating Aerin in his offense and tries to apologize but even though they work together daily on chores as punishment, Aerin wants nothing at all to do with Dane. He is a troublemaker, which leads to attention, which she cannot afford; he got her into trouble and due to other earlier misunderstandings and misleading statements from other spiteful students, Aerin has a very poor opinion of Dane.

Still a tenuous friendship springs to life after Dane discovers that she is not a citizen and they form a bargain - Dane will coach Aerin on the Alliance and she'll teach him fighting, at which she excels. And as their friendship develops, surprising aspects of each character's history and personality are revealed. But is this friendship strong enough to overcome the scars that burden them, the walls that they have built to protect themselves, or the dark past that plagues both Aerin and Dane?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Allison Murdock on September 18, 2009
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I'm an adult who's been on a young adult kick for a while, and yes there are a lot of good books out there in this genre that adults as well as younger readers can enjoy and this is definitely one of them. I'm surprised it doesn't have a bigger following than it does honestly.

For me, characters are what makes a good book. The characters, Aerin and Dane and even a number of the supporting characters, are definitely compelling and I found myself very easily intrigued by and drawn into their world. I would also LOVE to see more of these characters in the future. The story flows and the only real problem I have with it is there could've been more. It is a short book and it really could've been longer.

All in all, it's a truly enjoyable read that doesn't leave you hanging at the end. It wraps up very nicely but still leaves you longing to hear more from this world.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen Keyte VINE VOICE on August 17, 2010
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"The principal's next words demanded an answer. `Why did you come to this school, Dane?' He struggled to speak, but the only words that came were the truth. `To get back at my father.' `And you Aerin?' asked Dr. Livinski. `I had nowhere else to go.'

On the surface, Aerin Renning and Dane Madousin could not be any less alike. Just a couple of months ago, Aerin was a fugitive, an orphan escaping a horrific past in a flawed and failing spaceship. She had no home, no family, and no future. Dane is the rebellious second son of the Alliance's most powerful - and visible - man. He's been given every privilege in life and rejected most of them. But Dane's life has not been as comfortable or as glittering as it appears to outsiders and his father's public mask hides a man who can be cold and cruel. Like Aerin, Dane has dark secrets that he holds close and shares with no one.

As the two highest scorers on the Academy Entrance Exam (given to 16 and 17 year olds throughout the many star systems of the Alliance) Aerin and Dane are amongst those chosen to attend Academy 7, the most prestigious and challenging school in the universe. Despite the disparity in their backgrounds and the extremely competitive nature they share, Aerin and Dane overcome initial mistrust to form an unexpectedly strong friendship, and perhaps something more. But it soon becomes clear that their own closely guarded secrets are not all that threaten Aerin and Dane's growing friendship. The pair find that they are catalysts for the resurrection of old conflicts and bitter rivalries within the Alliance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kristianna Svetich on July 5, 2009
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Anne created a wonderful world with Academy 7. The characters are strong, independent and fun. I was so into the story that I almost read it in one day. I had to tell myself to put the book down and save it. I was sad when the story ended and wished for a sequel. Its a true delight to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. Mayat on July 9, 2009
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Anne Osterlund's Academy 7 surpassed my initial expectations of the book. She sets the stage for something greater yet to come and tells a story I'd like to hear until the end. Aerin and Dane's struggles to open up to each other and to the world was really cute and I hope to see a little bit more romance in the books yet to come. My only regret was that I felt the book was too short. I wanted to hear more and find out what lay in store for all the characters. Would Dane's father ever come around? Will Aerin try to finish the job her father left unfinished? Would she try to return to her mother's homeland of Mindowan? What will happen to the alliance? and finally what will their next year in academy 7 have in store for them? these are all questions that can be addressed in a sequel and can easily become a trilogy......
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