This book follows Mark Watney who got a shot to go to Mars as part of the Ares 3 group. One day there was a terrible dust storm. The whole made it back but not Mark. Everyone else thought that he was dead. He has no way to let Hermes know that he is still alive. So he is trying to survive. He knows a lot about botany and survival things. Will he make it out alive?
The character of Mark Watney is just amazing. I knew from the beginning of the book I was going to love it. Mark has a great sense of humor, even in his situation. He really knows his stuff about soil, botany and just overall survival. He actually thinks things through which I really loved about him. I found his comments about TV shows to be hilarious and well movies also, because what else are you suppose to do in space?
I loved the journal aspect of this book. It was just nice to know what Mark was doing everyday. If something did or did not work out. The journal aspect gave more of an insight to Mark's personality, which is just a great one.
Let me say that I do not know much about science, space or really anything to related to it. I still found this book to be intriguing because you get to learn about those things but so much more. I loved reading Mark's ways of trying to figure out food, water, and shelter.
Overall, I loved this book because Mark is a great, funny, strong and incredibly smart man. His personality made this just an overall quick read but VERY enjoyable. The last 50 pages I was crying because it was just so emotional. I would recommend this book to everyone. Even if you are not interested in space. Just read it. You will not regret it!
My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
*I received a free ARC of this book from Blogging For Books*