I’m on this kick right now to watch movies with my kids that I watched when I was young. It’s amazing how much the graphics have changed over the years, but that’s a story for another time. We recently watched October Sky, a great little movie about a young boy who has a dream to build a rocket. There’s trial and error, failure and success. I love how all those elements combine to show that hard work and persistence pays off.
After watching the movie, I was so excited to see that Homer Hickam, the author who wrote Rocket Boys (the book that the movie is about) has also authored a series of books about a young boy named Crater. This Helium-3 series is all about life on the moon and what the author envisions what existence may look like there. I’m not particularly drawn to space, but I did enjoy all the terminology that demanded I do a little research to better understand what he was talking about.
As far as the storyline goes, I loved the main character, Crater, and his pursuit to do what’s right, no matter the cost. It’s weaved throughout the story. It’s a quality that I find teens need as much input on as they can get. If you have a fantasy loving, intrigued by life in space, kid in your family, then they are sure to love this book!
I have one copy of Crater to give away courtesy of Tommy Nelson! Giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only and ends December 9th at 11:59 PM CST. Enter below!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Crater from Tommy Nelson in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Elisa | blissfulEDecember 9, 2015 at 9:47 am
No teens yet here, but I enjoy mysteries and biographies. Both studies of human nature, I guess.