140 Million Miles From Home


Imagine, you are on a year long mission to be one of the first people to walk on Mars. After a nine month trip to the red planet, 6 days into your stay a powerful dust storm hits. In hopes of survival, the entire crew decides to leave the planet and go home. You get left behind in the storm. You are the lone martian. There is enough food for about a year but it will take approximately four years to rescue you. Back on Earth, everyone thinks you are dead and your chances of surviving are slim. As the days progress the reality of the situation begins to set in. However, like Mark Watney from the New York Times bestselling novel, The Martian, by Andy Weir, you do not give up. This first person account of the struggle Mark is going though combined with a third person view of the situation back on Earth creates a very dynamic and captivating story. The realistic elements taken from past space exploration makes the situation feel very plausible only increasing the novel’s captivity. The fast-paced nature of the novel will present our protagonist with a difficulty with every turn of the page. As Mark finds success on the red planet you will cheer and with every setback you will groan. This is a page-turner, a must read for everyone, and now a major motion picture starring Matt Damon as Mark Watney.

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