172 Hours on the Moon

A terrifying thriller for young adult fans of The Martian and paranormal space adventure that will be devoured in one heart-pounding sitting.

It 's been year since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winner of NASA 's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space -- and change their lives forever. It 's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space ... no one is coming to save them.
In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.
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Published April 17th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published September 15th 2008
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Darlah - 172 timer på månen
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172 HOURS ON THE MOON is frightening.

Whatever you do call it, 172 HOURS ON THE MOON is bound to scare the rap out of you.I mean, unless you 're one of them.172 HOURS ON THE MOON is 355 pages of pure terror written by Johan Harstad, a Norwegian man who obviously must 've gone to the moon and experienced these things to write about them so ...

Each teenager has their own easons for wanting to get away: Mia, from Swede, who wants to publicize her band; Midori, from Japan, who longs to escape from her controlled life in Japan; and ntoine, from France, who just wants to GET AWAY FROM HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND that is so French I ca n't even omgBut they 're not the only ones on the moon, and when you 're being hunted 238,900 miles away from the Martian, no one 's coming to save you.

And by feels I mean waking up in cold sweat, being afraid to go out at night and see the moon, and constantly wanting to talk to my best friend about it because I NEEDED TO LET IT OUT.It 's not very hard to figure out what 's stalking the group on the moon, but it 's how Johan tells it that ultimately won me over.

As my best friend said to me: it seems like the stupidest thing in the world, but while you 're reading it it 's tremendously scary.As horrifying as it was, it was also really confusing.

" If either of you wants to have your very own room on the moon right now, you 're very welcome to mine.

It 's one of those cliffhanger endings where you feverishly wish for a remak, but do n't at the same time.172 HOURS ON THE MOON was a terrifying and immersive read that I 'd definitely pick up again.

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The mysterie and the uspense kept me wanting to know what terrors lie in wait on the moon, and I could n't put this ook down.

When you find out the truth, it is certainly not what you were expecting.THE LONGThis book completely sucks you in, whenever I picked it up I could n't stop reading.

It certainly made things interesting later on, but overall I was n't a huge fan.The ending.

It certainly was n't what I was expecting, but I loved how easy and fun ( though quite scary) this ook was.

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Either the writing is pretty goo, or the translation is.

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I think maybe this was actually written by an alien rather than a Norwegian.

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and ostensibly this mission is to get tantalum seventy-three from the moon, but really, REALLY- it is because some fucked-up shit happened there that was all covered up, and they want to see if it is still there.

so NASA, the national aeronautics and space administration, selects three kids from a worldwide lottery to go up into space.

so why not keep it in-house with american teens if the whole public relations thing was supposed to garner publicity for NASA??

no one knows.NASA was feeling generous that day.but what a dumb idea- kids ca n't even be trusted to behave in a booksho, you think they are going to be any better on the moon?

we are fucked.so we have: a norwegian girl who wants to catapult her rock band to fame.

yeah, real strenuous screening process.a japanese fashionista who wants to leave behind her small, repressed town and escape to new york citya french boy trying to get over a girl.naturally.and so they are chosen and they are sent off to texas for their rigorous training session for several onths, which is completely elided!

i want to know what is so special about these kids and why they made the cut!

i want to know about these physical tests, and the special astronaut secrets!

so, at one point, when one of the characters barks, " fuck the moon! " i am right on board.

fuck the nonexistent moon and the NASA that would have you believe in it.

fact.the best part of this nove were the chapters from the POV of the alzheimers patient formerly employed as a receptionist at NASA.

( hide spoiler) ] more spoilers that fall under the category of " things i do not understand about this book ": ( view spoiler) [ i do not understand why each of them was exposed to part of the code when they were on earth and it tried to warn them away, except as a plot device so there could be a big reveal.

( hide spoiler) ] these spoilers fall under the category of " things i enjoyed ", or " talking shit about the moon ": ( view spoiler) [ i love the concept that the moon is hell.

( hide spoiler) ] so- not a great nove, because i have too many questions, but some of the action sequences were excellent, especially garret and stanton 's big scene.

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" To the moon, Alice! " -- The Honeymooners ( 1955) In space, no one can hear you scream.

Tenth of all, if I was ever going to read a book based solely on its cover, it would be this one.

Also, the ide of this one had me at " hello, we 're going back to the moon.

I had just watched Apollo 18 -- not an entirely dreadful found footage flick about bad shit happening on the moon.

( view spoiler) [ That doppelganger idea?

That 's okay cause I was mostly reading for ideas and action -- sadly, the former are flimsy and the latter is lacking in both quantity and quality.

This ook has made me want to read Sphere.

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