Humanity leaving the grasps of earth has been mankind's ambitions for millennia, it's fueled by our never ending curiosity to discover and our ingenuity. The Martian is a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir, that is written so realistically that this book can be a mere prediction of future space travel and what may happen to astronauts when they arrive to the red planet. The book combines science and math in a way that would keep you interested instead of putting it aside for being too fact orientated. The Martian is a story of an astronaut who has to overcome the odds and try to make it back to home with every step forward he just gets put back two more.
50 million miles away from home, left on a barren planet Astronaut Mark Watney finds himself in a situation after an exploratory mission goes awry, and is left for dead on the hostile surface of mars. With all the odds against him, he must fight back to survive the dangers of the red planet with no communication to the only place that can help him, NASA. He has to find a way to survive with 400 days worth of food left, he must find a way to increase that number to however long it takes for NASA to rescue him, with all the overwhelming odds, with obstacles arising in his every wake he must find a way to survive and came back home.
Why you should read it:
Its rare to find a book that has so many amazing qualities The Martian will grab your attention from the get go. Every moment that he's on the mars there's a high probability of him dying no matter what he does he could die, press a wrong button and boom Mark Watney dies. This never ending threat to his life keeps you flipping the pages late into the night. The book has complicated chemistry and physics that he solves in the book that may sound boring to you but when you're reading it's probably the most interesting part of the book, and if you think this is a dry humorless book, think again, this book will become one of your favorites and will keep you flipping pages into the night.
Siva Chinthalapudi is an eleventh grader at Novi High School. His favorite classes are English and Physics, and enjoys to read in his free time. He hopes to pursue a degree in business.