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Satellite by Nick Lake | Review

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Satellite by Nick Lake | ReviewSatellite by Nick Lake
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 3, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 453
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth.

He’s going to a place he’s never been before: home.

Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It’s also the only home that fifteen-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known.

Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been “parented” by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight.

But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.

(Last Updated On: January 16, 2022)
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As soon as I heard about Satellite by Nick Lake, I knew that I wanted to get the chance to read it. I was so excited when I was asked to be part of the blog tour!

I get a lot of vibes from The Martian and the movie The Space Between Us which have similar ideas in outer space. I loved both of those pieces of pop culture, so I knew that I was going to like this one too. Plus, it was written by Nick Lake. I’ve heard amazing things about his other books, so needless to say, I went in with a lot of expectations.  

Before I start off, I just have to mention the text speak in the novel. There’s quite a bit of it, so brace yourself. I honestly don’t think it changes how a story is told, in my opinion, though I know that people think differently.  

A lot of Satellite by Nick Lake was humorous too, in the weirdest ways. There was quite a bit of swearing, but I didn’t really care. However, if you’re under 17, this may not be the greatest book for you.  

I really loved Leo. I loved following him throughout the book and him trying to understand gravity for the first time.  

Needless to say, I’m excited to read more by Nick Lake in the future.

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3 Comments

  1. I have this ARC waiting for me on my Kindle and you've reignited my excitement to get reading. I actually hadn't heard of The Space Between Us either and so I've added that to me to-watch list as well. It sounds great. I appreciate the warning about the text speak though.

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