The Martian by Andy Weir
Karen’s Goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is what word problems should look like!!!
Written in the not too distant future. One where NASA has made enough scientific head way to land a team of astronauts on Mars, but not so distant that all the politics, international relations, and publicity look too different than what happens currently.
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Kelsey’s Goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wonderfully captures the good and bad of growing up “different.” It was a quick read and it really delves into issues of friendship, ableism, acceptance, and growing up.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Kate’s Goodreads rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book, though it felt a bit like a guilty pleasure. I’ll admit to the love triangle being less than convincing at times, and some plot holes that felt rather stretched, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. It was one I was sad to finish, and I’m eager for the sequel, though I fear a little bit that when I finish that one, I’ll be upset about waiting for a third one.