project hail mary by andy weir

Name: Ain

Grade: 10th

Title: Project Hail Mary

Author: Andy Weir

Published in: 2021

Pages: 496

Rating: 5 stars

Set in the near future, Project Hail Mary is a hard sci-fi thriller about a scientist named Ryland Grace, who wakes up from a coma light years away from Earth and finds that Earth is in the midst of a global dimming event due to the exponentially dimming Sun, which is caused by alien microbes. One star, Tau Ceti, is mysteriously more resistant than other stars. Being the sole survivor on the starship, it is up to Grace alone to solve this scientific mystery and save humanity from extinction. Or is it?

Project Hail Mary is a first-person survival narrative written in a parallel narrative structure.

This book is amazing and was an exciting read. I liked the characterization. Grace’s perspective helps the reader understand the complex scientific concepts introduced and adds humor to the narration. The author did a great job with foreshadowing and pacing to create a suspenseful, interesting story. Overall, the story is well-written, with the aspects of the book well-connected.

I would recommend Project Hail Mary to all teens, even if you don’t normally read science fiction. It’s a little longer than the average novel, but it’s a great read. Andy Weir is also the author of other sci-fi books such as The Martian and Artemis.

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