Sunday, October 21, 2012

Teen Read Month Special: Our Favorites - 172 Hours on the Moon

Jocelyn, our Teen Librarian from Arlington has another recent favorite to share, called 172 Hours on the Moon, written by John Harstad, and translated from Norwegian by Tara Chase.

"The one word I'd use to describe this book is "creepy". The tension slowly mounts throughout the book, until you finally realize that the foreshadowed horror isn't psychological, it's real. And even worse, it's real in space, where no one can hear you scream. If you are a fan of darkly atmospheric novels, science fiction, and horror, this might be the book for you." - Jocelyn

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. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them. In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

For more science fiction reads, check out our recently updated list Out of this World - extraordinary science fiction for teens.

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