Author: Max Darnell
Reviewed by: Sabrina
Introducing the New Thriller for Young Adults!
In a time when the world's future is more uncertain than ever, two companies look to space to be mankind's saving grace. One of these companies, led by charismatic engineer Jan Empre, champions pure technology, while the other believes in the necessity of human explorers. The catch is that these human explorers are twelve-year olds. Follow Forrest Winston and the rest of the Horizon crew as they embark on a harrowing journey to Mars, risking not only their normal childhoods, but their lives.
Robon and Omnicure are two companies competing in a mission to Mars. Robon's spacecraft is manned entirely by machines, while Omnicure has 12-year-old kids manning theirs. The kids that were chosen had previously passed numerous tests and are considered the brightest to make it though the selection process. They could also soon be dead. Robon is out to get them. Will these kids stand a chance?
Another case of no showing, just telling. It was the reason why I was not drawn in the first chapters. I wanted more descriptions. I wanted to know about the other characters’ features. I wanted to see some more of the use of the five senses here. I can't get a grip on Forrest. All I know is that he's really smart and he loves baseball.