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{Read E-pub} Â Satellite ⚡ A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to EarthHe s going to a place he s never been before homeMoonis a space station that orbits approximatelymiles above Earth It travels , 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 knownBorn and raised on Moon , 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 flightBut has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds PLOTCan home be a place you ve never even been A place you can t even truly understand or even imagine But once you re back there, is it really home Leo has lived all his life on Moon 2, a space station orbiting the earth, with his sibling friends, twins Libra and Orion They were born there, apparently by accident, to mothers who were working in orbit at the time, and being children, are deemed not strong enough to return home to earth until their 16th birthdays which are rapidly approaching PLOTCan home be a place you ve never even been A place you can t even truly understand or even imagine But once you re back there, is it really home Leo has lived all his life on Moon 2, a space station orbiting the earth, with his sibling friends, twins Libra and Orion They were born there, apparently by accident, to mothers who were working in orbit at the time, and being children, are deemed not strong enough to return home to earth until their 16th birthdays which are rapidly approaching as we enter the story.Written from Leo s perspective, it s a fascinating look at being a true outcast, having very little human contact and absolutely no experience of everything that we know We follow him on his journey from 0g to the gravity of earth, into quarantine and to his grandfather s ranch The struggles of him trying to understand how to physically and mentally exist in a world he doesn t recognise as home.MY THOUGHTSI ll address the obvious first the thing that everyone s pointing out and is meaning this book is being left unfinished by some the text speak U is used instead of you , c instead see , and numerical digits instead of the number written out as a word.As a self proclaimed grammar stickler I ve even got the T shirt , this bothered me at first A lot I thought it was because it was YA and written that way to try to fit in with that genre, even though I m not entirely sure teens even use text speak anywhy bother when we no longer have to use the multi tap method of typing Then I discovered it was because Leo is in space and astronauts write that way in order to convey a messagequickly every second counts in space and it made sense From then on, it still bothered me a little but I eventually stopped seeing it It seemed to bother me most in dialogue though as it made statements seemcasual and abrupt when that character actually wasn t really that way, but that s really the only issue I had with it in the later parts of the book.Moving past that though, the rest of the writing was wonderful Descriptions that can only be described as luxurious perceptions of earth, of home , as being a completely new experience The only experiences Leo and his friends have of earth is those in books, films, TV shows and what the Company chooses for them to see.After finishing the book, I found myself actually thinking hard about the sensations described that I normally take for granted gravity dragging me down to the ground the feeling of a mattress pushing back up against me, the duvet weighing me down scents in the moving air the sound of birds wings and tastes All the tastes The way that all of these things andbecame so real for me that I was appreciating things I never would have thought twice about before.The wider world the book is set in is fantastic We re in the near future, on a struggling earth, which is only made apparent through dropped hints and accidentally let on secrets NASA has been privatised, the Company as they re unsettlingly referred to alone holds the monopoly on space But the world is a different place to the one we know Men are casually referred to as wearing mascara and nail polish It s stated as part of character building occasionally, and as it s all from Leo s perspective, we see that this is not a big deal Masculinity is being worn down This is evenapparent thanks to Leo s attraction to men rather than women, and the way that it s so fleetingly referred to, like the make up, as if it s the most natural thing, rather than being made a big deal of as so many YA novels might do This was brilliant and I d love to seeof it.To be completely honest, I went into this book not really expecting not to like it all that much Yes, it s YA and it fits one of my favourite genres of isolated landscapes, but I thought it was going to be childish and stereotypical YA y based I have to stop thinking this because apparently I like that stereotype There wasn t an overload of romance like I was expecting in fact, there was barely any aside from the occasional attraction and it went much deeper than I expected I honestly loved it It was described as The Martian for teens in the description which drew me as I loved The Martian so I should have believed that The only thing that could have made the book better was if we got to seeof the world that s been created around the story, but I understand that seeing it through Leo s eyes, there s only so much we could be shown I d be happy to readbooks set in this landscape.I really hope this book gets the attention it deserves I can honestly see it being made into a film it has space, it has adventure, it has emotion, and it has a really good story line In fact, it felt like watching a film while reading it I hope that happens Okay I absolutely loved how this read like a quietly soft contemporary but in space It s the perfect collision of sci fi vs contemporary with a little dystopian dashed in as well I mean YEAH you probably have to suspend disbelief, but also as someone who knows a pot of squash about space I had 50% a good time and 50% had no idea what the astronauts were saying.Also it has unique formatting It has no capital letters and it uses text speech, so it s basically i c u spinning around i Okay I absolutely loved how this read like a quietly soft contemporary but in space It s the perfect collision of sci fi vs contemporary with a little dystopian dashed in as well I mean YEAH you probably have to suspend disbelief, but also as someone who knows a pot of squash about space I had 50% a good time and 50% had no idea what the astronauts were saying.Also it has unique formatting It has no capital letters and it uses text speech, so it s basically i c u spinning around in 0 g in space That style At first I was like grit teeth get through thisbut then I just really liked it It flowed and it just felt like LEO My only remaining thing is, I felt the text speech for some reason made him feel really young To me he felt like 13 lmao So Leo I LOVED LEO He is a soft space boy, kind of a genius, and like the kid has grown up in a space shuttle He s never never felt gravity He likes science and he s very intense but doesn t talk much His only companions ever have been a few adult astronauts and Libra and Orion who were also born in space They are TIGHT it s very cute but I don t feel like we really ever knew the twins And Leo is like super adorably fond of his grandpa who he s not met yet and his mum is like a GLACIER UGH But he was sweet And clever And wanted so so much and I felt that want on all the pages Also look at this soft cinnamon son who is unapologetically gay I love this I wish I could pick upbooks and the characters would be queer just as often as they d be offhandedly straight Tho I d consider it to not have romance tbh But Leo was a LITTLE distracted, by, like, not dying Although um I do have to confess The astronaut and science parts were TOTALLY lost on me I am just not tech savvy and it was very very slow.But overall I d wanted to read this forever and I m really glad I finally got to I loved Leo and how soft and contemplative he was And like SPACE And kids born in space And conspiracy theories And lies And secrets I was a little stressed but like thIS IS GOOD nothing in the universe loves like the moon loves the earth if you look up the word obliterated in a dictionary, you will find my full name and an unflattering crying face because that s what this book did to me so heartbroken, yet so happy written in text speak, it follows Leo s space adventures, and trying to understand how to physically and mentally exist in a world he doesn t recognise as home, when he is able to travel to earth. I brought this book home from the library a few weeks ago because I was on a bit of a sci fi kick and the blurb sounded really good So I settled down to read it And to my instant horror discovered it was a book laden with text speak and with little to no correct capitalisation An absolute no no in my books A transcript of the irritating writing style found on page one i don t move soon, we re over the coast of Africa sketches of towns u don t c them so well in the daytime, which means I brought this book home from the library a few weeks ago because I was on a bit of a sci fi kick and the blurb sounded really good So I settled down to read it And to my instant horror discovered it was a book laden with text speak and with little to no correct capitalisation An absolute no no in my books A transcript of the irritating writing style found on page one i don t move soon, we re over the coast of Africa sketches of towns u don t c them so well in the daytime, which means that they almost extinguish in front of my eyes, the tracery of light blinking off as the wall of sun advances.then sea.it s always the sea.people down there call their planet the earth, but it s mostly water i know every fifth grader knows that it s just, when u re in orbit, it s really obvious sometimes Grandpa vidlinks me from down there he asks me where we are i don t even look out a porthole, i just say over the ocean ususly i m right.As if the style wasn t irritating enough it reads in such a clunky and awkward fashion Certainly no purple prose here I flicked through a fewpages in case this horrific styling would end after a page or two Alas, all I saw wereexamples of this literary text speak style and therefore I chose not to continue with this read I must thank my lucky stars that this was only a library loan and not something I had paid money for as otherwise I would have been utterly dismayed DNF unrated