by Nick Lake


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Satellite 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sneak_Peek_Book_Reviews 8 months ago
With its text-speech writing style, futuristic setting and an incredible amount of space facts, Nick Lake tells an extraordinary tale which explores the meaning of home and family, the definition of love, and the search for one’s self-identity. Lake’s use of interludes and first-person narration makes Leo come alive on the page, causing readers to empathize with the teenager searching for a place to call home. Riddled with space politics, action, and references to our own modern-day culture, the fast-paced story is a page-turner from start to finish. A diverse set of characters will leave readers crying at the end. Satellite has a unique plot with the perfect mix of action, space, suspense, and drama. The well-developed characters, who are all distinctly different, act like real people. Even though Leo has a secret crush on Orion, the story does not go overboard on the romance. Instead, the story focuses on Leo’s relationship with his grandfather and his mother as he strives to find out who he really is. Through Leo’s experience, the reader will be forced to look at Earth in a new light. When Leo gets to earth, he is overcome with wonder when he sees birds, fire, and even the simple act of throwing a ping-pong ball for the first time while other characters think of their surroundings as “just Nevada.” Read more at Sneak Peek Book Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is brilliant and creative, I've never seen anything like it. Its grammar is unique, as if it were someone sending a text. But for me, it's just hard to read.