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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J SWI (Text) 33500013241336 New Available -
Fosston Public Library J SWI (Text) 33500013241344 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library j SWI (Text) 35500006277931 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062894410
  • ISBN: 0062894412
  • Physical Description: 277 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Michael Prasad knows he shouldn't go out on the Mars surface alone. It's dangerous. His parents have forbidden it. And the anxiety he feels almost every time he puts on a spacesuit makes it nearly impossible for him to leave the safety of the colony. But when his best friend, Lilith, suggests they sneak out one night, he can't resist the chance to prove everyone--including himself--wrong. As the two ride along the Mars surface in a stolen rover, miles from the colony, a massive solar flare hits the planet, knocking out power, communication, and navigation systems, and the magnetic field that protects the planet from the sun's deadly radiation. Stranded hours from home with an already limited supply of food, water, and air, Michael and Lilith must risk everything if they're to get back to the colony alive.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Michael only knows life inside the Colony, but he has a plan to finally gain the certification that will allow him to venture out upon Mars' surface. Unfortunately, his parents think it's too dangerous for him to even try, and his anxiety disorder keeps him from finishing the test. To cheer him up, Michael's best friend, Lilith, sneaks him out, and they daringly decide to travel across the surface, only to become trapped when a solar flare knocks out their communications. The stakes are high for the stranded pair among the beauty, wonder, and danger of a harsh Martian environment. By telling the story from Michael's perspective, Swiedler offers a fresh take on heroism through an honest portrayal of the emotional struggle of overcoming anxiety. The friendship between Michael and Lilith feels real and grounded as they confront family issues, mental health, and their own relationship, and readers will be left breathless by stunning descriptions and harrowing feats of survival as two tweens face death, danger, and emotional upheaval. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Michael only knows life inside the Colony, but he has a plan to finally gain the certification that will allow him to venture out upon Mars' surface. Unfortunately, his parents think it's too dangerous for him to even try, and his anxiety disorder keeps him from finishing the test. To cheer him up, Michael's best friend, Lilith, sneaks him out, and they daringly decide to travel across the surface, only to become trapped when a solar flare knocks out their communications. The stakes are high for the stranded pair among the beauty, wonder, and danger of a harsh Martian environment. By telling the story from Michael's perspective, Swiedler offers a fresh take on heroism through an honest portrayal of the emotional struggle of overcoming anxiety. The friendship between Michael and Lilith feels real and grounded as they confront family issues, mental health, and their own relationship, and readers will be left breathless by stunning descriptions and harrowing feats of survival as two tweens face death, danger, and emotional upheaval. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Mars (Planet) > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Science fiction.

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