Year 10, Book 69

69. The Martian by Andy Weir

I had heard a lot of good things about this book and with the movie coming out I finally decided to read it. I did in fact see the movie and thought they did a pretty good of adapting the book for a change. The story revolves around astronaut Mark Watney who gets stranded on Mars after a freak accident leaves the rest of his crew to abandon him after thinking he’s dead. Once NASA realizes that he’s still alive it’s the story of how it tries to stay alive until they can rescue him as well as their attempts to figure out how to do so before he runs out of food. The book has a lot of science in it, but it’s written in such a way that it doesn’t bog the story down. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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