Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crater Book Review

Book Review of Crater
  by Homer Hickam
"A Helium-3 Novel"

     Homer Hickam (author of best seller Rocket Boys / October Sky) has a new book out geared for teens and young adults.   The book is set in the 22nd century; and the moon is now being mined for Helium-3 by tough pioneers. Crater Trueblood, our protagonist, enjoys his orphaned life working on the moon in a frontier mining settlement.  Crater is already a seasoned Helium-3 miner who hopes to promote up the ranks.   But the man who owns the mine, has a different plan for him.  Of course, it's not a good one. Crater ends up in a life or death adventure across the moon. 
    I recommend this book for young readers, age 12-25.  It's an precarious story with twists, turns, love and the fight between good and evil.  Although, I didn't enjoy the book (only due to my lack of satisfaction for this genre) I believe that most young people would thoroughly like it.  Hickam is a skilled and fantastic writer, as everyone knows from his vast library of superb books.  Hickam always seems so fascinated with all things space-related, and his research on the subject shows in this novel. I think this would be a great graduation gift for a summer read.   

(I received this book free from as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.")

NEXT UP!  Reviews coming your way this Summer....
Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson
Need You Now by Beth Wiseman (This will also be a GIVEAWAY!) 

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