The Martian by Andy Weir
Hi! I am Sarah. I am thirteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by the multitude of author’s creation of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
Isolated. Dangerous. Inhospitable. Secluded by 210 million miles of empty space.
What do these words have in common? They’re all adjectives to describe the red planet—or Mars, from botanist-astronaut Mark Watney’s point of view. Because, after a series of unfortunate events—namely a dust storm, a satellite ray, and an accident in takeoff—Mark has been abandoned and declared dead on Mars. And if he’s to survive, he’s going to need a serious amount of ingenuity and a whole lot of luck to pull it off.
But Mark is not one to give up easily. He has a plan, a whole bunch of expensive, state-of-the-art equipment to work with, and a brain full of botanist knowledge. And hey, if he’s going to be the first man to die on Mars, it won’t be without a fight. Or, you know, a lot of Martian potato farming and multi-million dollar car-jacking.
Packed with humor and grit and a healthy dose of space mechanics, The Martian by Andy Weir is sure to pull you into deep space and only let go once you’ve reached the climactic conclusion—whichever way it’ll go. In part, a hilarious adventure story and a gripping, informative tale; a story of human relationships of technological advancements, this science fiction novel will keep you at the edge of your seat (or spaceship) until the turn of the very last page.