This is a great starter when you are considering the Naval Academy. It provides a solid overview of the Academy, how to prepare, how to get in and then how to survive if you are the less than 10% selected. I found it to be a factual, if dated discussion that covered the broad strokes for those who are considering the Naval Academy. It is written from the perspective of the professors at the Academy (their advice to wanna-bes) and students who have attended.
The reason I only gave it a three was for what wasn’t in it–problems faced in the application process, how to get past roadblocks, who is most likely to be accepted there (so students can see if this fits them). The book focuses on the interviews and the academics and leaves out the many other details that can get you in or out. While it serves the stellar candidate well, I think the student who wonders if they have what it takes will finish the book still wondering.