Book Review: Satellite by Nick Lake

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RTN BOOK REVIEW - SATELLITE (COVER)
SATELLITE by Nick Lake

HE´S going to a place he’s never been before: home.

Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It’s also the only home that fifteen-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known.

Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been ‘parented’ by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight.

But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.

Aimed at the teenage-young adult market, Satellite promises to be a unique read that may well find its way into the hands of an older readership.

Nick Lake’s first novel, In Darkness, was published by Bloomsbury in 2012 and won the Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in YA Literature. He also wrote Hostage Three about a girl kidnapped by Somali pirates.  Nick’s next novel There Will Be Lies – due to be released on January 15 – is about a girl who learns that everything she knows is a lie. To say it’s a book with a twist in the story would be a massive understatement.

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