Friday, 20 September 2013
Author: Johan Harstad
Pages: 368 pages
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years
Synopsis: It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever.
Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune.
Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan.
Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.
Review: In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true. I loved this book loads, once I got started read this I couldn't put it down until I had finshed the whole book it was amazing from cover to cover.
The first half of the book was set on the earth and what i found a really good point about this book was that it was set all around the world for example the three many characters where from Norway, France and Japan. witch is very different to other books that are more than often set in America with no mention of another countries. this really set this book out from any other books.
This book made you think what would you do if this was you. It was very believable book even thought the story wasn't because NASA would never allow this to happen or the governments around the world, but it was a story you could still Indulge in and live in the characters shoes. That was one thing I didn't like, it would never happen like that or at all and i could not get it out of my mind the whole time. This book was a little scary at the end of the book and i got creeped out after finshing this a bit because the thought thatMy final complaint was that when the characters meat they were for all different parts of the world, so the spoke different languages but they all understood English perfectly when NASA was talking to them, and as they were all teenagers from non English speaking country's there English wouldn't be that strong.
but overall I loved the book and have recommended this to allot of people, as its really good.