Friday, March 09, 2018

Satellite—Nick Lake

Satellite Title: Satellite
Author: Nick Lake
Publisher: Knopf, 2017.
Pages: 464 p.
Source: Library e-book
Compensation: None
Read: January 2018

Leo, Orion, and Libra were born on a space shuttle 16 years ago and have been waiting ever since to go “home” to planet Earth. Before they can leave their bodies have to be strong enough to withstand the space flight home. Twins Orion and Libra are excited to go to Earth and be with their caring astronaut mother, but Leo is not so sure about his future. He’s excited to finally meet his beloved grandfather, but he has a strained relationship with his aloof mother who doesn’t have time for traditional mothering when she is working on the space station. When the three space friends make it to Earth, they discover it’s much harder to adapt than they thought it would be.

This book was not written as a traditional narrative, although it read like one. There was little to no capitalization, words were abbreviated (ur for your), and it was written like a message would be rather than a book. At first it bugged me, but the story was good and the characters were good and once I decided to read it as a message from Leo rather than as a traditional book, it bothered me less.

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