Depending on where they live, readers might need a little more explanation about the Cadet Corps; I looked it up, and this is a real thing. Never heard of this attempt to militarize middle school students before, and am curious as to why and how these groups are in middle schools. It looks like an organization that means to have a positive impact with leadership and education, but... militarization. I wanted to know more.
This will be much in demand by readers of realistic fiction graphic novels like those by Jennifer Holm, Victoria Jamieson, and Vera Brosgol.
I would LOVE to see Johnson and Wright follow this up with more stories like this. If the characters in the future are not quite as anxious about middle school, that would be fine! Maybe throw in some sports.