The Quinx Effect by Tyree Campbell
Approx. 40,510 words.
Published on March 1, 2011 by
Sam's Dot Publishing.
Quinx Terwilliger is an adolescent girl who is unaware of her influence on those around her on Ceres Station. Each of her friends has a weakness, but Quinx manages to bind them together for their strengths. When terrorists from Earth shut down Ceres, Quinx realizes it's time to go, but go where? To return to Earth and be killed, or to risk death by leading her tiny band to seek humanity's ultima