Virus on Orbis 1 is by P.J. Haarsma. The first book in The Softwire series. Johnny, his sister, and 200 other children have spent years on a seedship headed for the Rings of Orbis. Their parents left Earth for a new start, but all the adults died on the voyage. Once the ship arrives the kids discover they are little better than slaves. But Johnny is a softwire - someone who can enter any computer with his mind - and since the central computer on Orbis 1 is malfunctioning Johnny may be the only one who can fix it. He finds himself involved in an alien power struggle and it's up to him to prevent a war. Boys will enjoy this science fiction book that reads like a virtual reality video game.
Ratings: 6th grade - 8 out of 10.