Escape to Mars - An exciting space novel for young readers
This exciting new book about a boy and a girl who steal a ride to Mars to escape the imminent destruction of Earth is narrated by the two main characters. They take turns with the story and poke fun at each other along the way.
Billy Chen and Amber Harris find their lives turned upside down when Dr. Chen's latest experiment goes horribly wrong. A high-speed collision in a university particle accelerator creates a black hole that threatens to engulf the entire planet.
The author of this new sci-fi novel is a father of five who knows what boys and girls want in a story. This fast-paced space story was born out of improvised bed-time tales for two voracious young readers, and has received rave reviews from kids of all ages.
Escape to Mars by Greg Krehbiel
Date of publish: May 2012
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes&Noble
Greg Krehbiel is happily married to the mother of his five children, who are all avid readers and fans of a good story. Greg has enjoyed a very successful career in professional publishing, with an emphasis on content creation, internet development and marketing technology. He lives in Laurel, Maryland, where he enjoys swimming, fishing, brewing beer and blogging.
Billy Chen thought himself to be an ordinary kid until he is forced to escape Earth with a Mars Mission Crew bound for Mars in the Venture Shuttle from NASA. The crew exists of Billy's father a particle physicist, his mom, Captain Harris an Astronaut, the Captain's young daughter Amber, Lt. Roberts, Dr. Frank and Mr. Brody. The Venture also carried a variety of farm animals and plants they would need on Mars to start a colony. There was many other supplies needed for the mission.
This book was not what I had expect at all. It is so surreal especially since NASA landed the rover Curiosity on Mars,on August 6th, 2012.
It was fun reading about gravity and how to cope with no gravity while in space. It was very humorous to hear Billy explain the ugly side of no gravity while trying to care for and clean-up after the farm animals. Can you imagine!
There was so much necessary for their flight to Mars and the explanations by the crew of Mars Mission were very informative and exciting to read as to how they built from scrap what was needed as certain situations arise.
I like the way the author had the book written like a journal by Billy and Amber with help from Billy's mother, Mrs. Chen. In one chapter of the journal Billy described themselves as space pirates. Not gonna tell you why! You will have to read the book.
I highly recommend this book for ages 9 and up.
I gladly rate this book 5 out of 5. If I could I would give it a 10.
I received a copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
I review for Bostick Communications.