I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Satellite by Nick Lake
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth.
He’s going to a place he’s never been before: home.
Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It’s also the only home that fifteen-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known.
Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been “parented” by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight.
But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.
5 reasons to read Satellite
- It feels very much like The Martian.
- Leo, the main character, is very likable. I really enjoyed seeing everything through his eyes.
- The concept of being born in space and coming to Earth was enlightening.
- The friendship. I loved the connection Leo had with Libra and Orion. Even when they were on Earth, they tried to stay in contact.
- Realizations. This comes in many forms of family and where “home” is.
I enjoyed being in this story. It was told in a way that you experience everything with Leo. You feel what he’s feeling. I liked seeing him experience everything we take for granted for the first time. I’m looking forward to more from this author.
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