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.