172 Hours on the Moon
Author: Johan Harstad, Tara F. Chace
Overview: Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It’s been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2.
Thoughts: Somebody on tumblr and goodreads recommended that I ought to read this book. I happen to have some leisure time so I decided to open this novel. It took me some time to finish this one because I have school, and to be honest, the first hundred pages were kind of dragging. When the 3 teenagers were chosen, that’s where the interesting and juicy scenes began.
I didn’t know what to expect, I thought this was a science fiction kind of novel, something with extra terrestrial creatures in it, but I was wrong. I never felt this shaken and terrified in reading a book, I had to stop a bit because it was too much of a thrill for my nerves to handle. I finished it just last Sunday and at night. I cannot even .. I was scared, I was confused a little bit because I had a lot of questions and I found no answers, I even stayed up a little bit just to ponder what I have just read. It was mind boggling. Some things weren’t connecting; some details strayed from the point. UGH. I’m just thankful that I slept that night.
It was scary. I cannot imagine how it would feel like stepping on the moon. The author had a really twisted mind imagining that the moon is hell. It was cool. The scientific details were so vivid and believable.
There’s only one thing that’s in my mind right now, going to the moon is stupid, even just thinking about it is a horror. :3
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆