172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
Details: Hardcover, 355 pages
Published: April 17th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: I bought it or my mom bought it for me.
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Rating: 4 stars
Summary: 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.
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.
Review: I’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about how scary this book is since it came out. I hate to say it, but I was pretty disappointed. I think that’s why I felt like I couldn’t give it five stars. It’s a super good book and I can see how it could creep some people out but I didn’t find it creepy at all. I actually held off reading it until I was home alone at night. It still didn’t freak me out which made me a bit sad. Other than it not being scary, this book was great. I really enjoyed it. Maybe if you get scared real easy you will enjoy it even more than I did.
Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read 172 Hours on the Moon and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.