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Teen Review – The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

Scientific advancement. Adventures. Logic. This is The Martian, and it is more of a comedy rather than a standard thriller. Set in the near future, the story involves an astronaut left behind on Mars. With about four years before anyone can get to him, he must find a way to create food and water.

Is this book realistic? Well, to grow food on Mars is fairly risky. And at one point the base depressurizes, but (as seen in the movie version for effect), not all the items get thrown out. Perhaps the concepts could be realistic, but safety should be taken into account. Maybe that’s why the book says the base is designed to last thirty days…

Read The Martian by Andy Weir book to see how he handles the ‘issue’.

Teen Review – Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Some of you might be able to recognize this person instantly. (Either that, or you’ve read the title). He is Steve Jobs, inventor and creator. His path is not like those of other company founders, but, personally, I think Steve Jobs has the most inspirational story of all time.

Adopted at birth, Jobs ended up being fascinated with electronics like his adoptive father. After his schooling years, he and another Steve also interested in electronics, invented the Apple I, signalling the birth of Apple.

This book shows that, even if you don’t have a very famous background, you still can achieve something great in life, something that will be used by others for years to come.

 

Teen Review – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl with a close family and steady relationship. Who has never been out of her small town.

Will Traynor is acerbic, moody, and bossy. He has always lived a huge life-extreme sports, worldwide travel, big deals. After suffering a terrible accident Will is not interested in exploring a new one. When Lou is desperate for a job she becomes employed to Will, but she refuses to treat him with kid gloves. In the process of working for him, his happiness becomes more important to her than expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, Lou sets out to show him that life is will worth living.Read More

Teen Review – Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher takes place in the Windy City, where Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the phone book, is dead. But even after dying (or is it just Purgatory?), Harry still has to save Chicago from evil wizards and mad ghosts. The thirteenth book in the Dresden Files series, this book continues Harry’s struggles to protect his fellow Americans from the supernatural (or natural, if you think about the ages of Faeries, because they make human life look as short as bacteria).Read More

Teen Review – Private Games by James Patterson

Private Games by James Patterson

This book takes place in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics Games. Peter Knight is a Private agent hired to take responsibility of the Games’ security, but all goes downhill as Cronos, a self-acclaimed “instrument of the gods” who sets out to “purge” the games. His so-called purging turns into a killing spree of coaches and athletes, and as the story unfolds, Cronos reveals his past…

The story takes Cronos’s point of view, but focuses mostly on a third person about Peter’s actions and attempts to stop Cronos.

Teen Review – Desperate Measures by Jo Bannister

Desperate Measures by Jo Bannister

When Gabriel Ash’s wife and children were kidnapped four years ago from Somali pirates, his life goes out of control. He left his job, moved to a small town left with one of the many few he trusts-his dog Patience. He is left feeling furious, confused and desperate for answers. Thanks to his young police officer friend Hazel Best, he is eagerly in search for answers and justice. Together they risk their lives and spend hours upon hours to find the lives taken from them.Read More

Teen Review – And Then There Was None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Was None by Agatha Christie

Ten strangers received letters, inviting them to the infamous Soldier Island. During their stay, there was a huge storm going on, insuring that the ferry that took them there wouldn’t be able to arrive until the storm is over. Then, a recorded voice accused all of them for killing different people. Immediately after that, one of them got poisoned and died. A person risk being picked off (killed) whenever they’re alone. Would the survivors (people who weren’t killed yet) be able to find the murderer before more of them die?