Publisher: Broadway Books/Crown/Random House
Date Published: October 28th 2014
My Rating: 4 out of 5 bubbles
Goodreads Description: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars’s surface, with no way to signal Earth that he’s alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, Mark won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength–Mark embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
I was so excited to read this book and it did not let me down. I read this book for school and loved it. It was so funny and kept you wanting to read more and more. I love Mark, out of everything that happened to him he still knew who he was. The only thing that kept me for giving it 5 stars was sometimes when he was talking about math or science it bored me. On that note I also understand the book would not be the same with out it. I would highly recommend for good funny read.