Starman Jones By Robert A. Heinlein
There's a story to this one. You know how just occasionally you can be beavering away at the computer or whatever, worrying about the mortgage or that writing assignment that had to be in yesetrday and all or a sudden you are brought up short by the memory of a book you haven't thought of in ages? Well that's how it was with this one. I read it at school in the 1970's and loved it. The story of a young lad who hooks up with a drifter and they manage to get aboard a spaceship as junior hands. In the end the young lad saves the day of course.
I managed to find the self same edition that I had read all those years ago on Abebooks and I enjoyed it again just as I had all those years ago. So, at heart I'm still a child. My family would agree!
Published by Pocket Books. Amazon Price £from 1.25.