As a stand alone short story/novella, I found this to be a bit formulaic. As such, I would not look for more stories by this author thus a three star rating.
However, evidently this novella is a prequel for a Rachel Scott series. Once I found this out, I started thinking. The novella was well written even though there was little to the plot. I think there is a potential for a great series given the characters and potential plot lines. So, I give the potential story lines 4 stars. Yeah, kinda weird but I thought that the novella needed a bit more attention since there is a series coming out of it. I will read a couple and see if I still feel that way.