172 Hours on the Moon
Apr 29, 2012
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 17, 2012)
Originally published in 2008
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.
The teens are sent up as a decoy for the real reason to set foot up there. But what they find when they get there is an abstract terror where things happen, or don't happen and then the story conveniently backtracks on itself with the nothing becoming an implausable something explaining how some other implausable something actually occurs at the end. (Trying hard not to give anything away here.)
I shut the book with a big "hmph" and a quizzical look, but at the same time I realized that I did hang in for the full story and wanted to know how it ended.
Take that as you will. Then again, Sci-fi doesn't have to make sense all the time... sometimes you just go with it and enjoy. :)
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