The Martian, by Andy Weir

Guest Post by Hilda P.

Astronaut Mark Watney becomes one of the first people to walk on Mars, and may be the first to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and his crew evacuates leaving him for dead, Mark is alone. Stranded, he cannot even let anyone know he is alive; there is no way to communicate this information to Earth. He knows there is no way he will survive on the limited supplies he has or until a rescue team lands on Mars.

Mark is an engineer and a botanist, and not ready to give up yet. He tries to grow food and make a plan to contact NASA on Earth, all because he wants to get off Mars alive. Mars has other surprises for him though! Will he overcome the odds against him?

A must read book that is difficult to put down; a real page turner. An amazing read for adults and anyone interested in outer space travel. This is the best book I have read in a while!