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The Martian Review

This book was amazing. I was sold from the first page, and it kept getting better. Mark Watney is an astronaut that was stranded on Mars due to some unexpected circumstances. He’s alone with limited resources and must Macgyver what is left for him to survive. It’s written in a series of journal entries that details his experiences for that day.

I loved Mark Watney as a character. He’s funny, brilliant, and has a great outlook even though he is constantly facing death. He goes in depth on how he rigs the MAV to ensure he survives. A lot of it was over my head, but Mark does a good job explaining the many complicated systems he deals with. The things Mark has to do to survive: creating a garden in his limited space, turning his urine into water, and constant checks to make sure everything is working.