The book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell, was made in 1994 and has 412 pages. The intended audience of the book is probably...moreThe book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell, was made in 1994 and has 412 pages. The intended audience of the book is probably students and people wanting to learn about what happened that day and what the apollo 13 was. The main issue in the book was trying to put and find the right astronaunts and right machines to send into space. Another conflict is when the Apollo 13 blew an oxygen tank and couldn't land on the moon so they had to orbit the moon without landing. The setting and time played a great part in the contribution to the story. If they would've launched the apollo 13 in a different place or time they could risk messing up the coordinates and it could have taken longer. The main character in the story is Jim Lovell. He is smart, cunning, adventurous, risky, and he can stay calm under crazy situations. The story is about Jim Lovell and how ever since he was a kid he was fascinated by the thoughts and ideas of space and rocketry. All of his life he tried making the perfect rocket and making it fly right, straight, and accurately. He eventuall became and engineer in rocketry and focused his designs on suiting it for human life. He finnaly became an astronaunt and was introduced to the Apollo 13. He had seen what happened to the earlier Apollo's and he was hesitant to go. The apollo thirteen was made and Jim Lovell agreed to go. They went into space successfully on april 11, 1970. but while they were about to land on the moon, one of their oxygen tanks blew up causing them to have to orbit the moon. I liked this book because it was entertaining, suspenseful, fun to read, and interesting. It also showed many themes of life. One theme was that those who mess with the unknown, may suffer extreme consequences. I reccommend this book to anyone who likes to read or likes to study rocketry and science becuase it is informative, suspenseful, and entertaining. I gave it three stars because it was very informative but at the same time entertaining, fun, and interesting. (less)
The book "A Wind in the Door" by Madeleine L'Engle has 272 pages. It was published in nineteen seventy three. This book is about a family called the M...moreThe book "A Wind in the Door" by Madeleine L'Engle has 272 pages. It was published in nineteen seventy three. This book is about a family called the Murry's. Meg, Charles, Sandy, Dennys, and the parents all play a very big role in this book. Charles is a very unusual and unique six year old. He has an IQ of over 200 and can sense whenever his sister Meg, or his mother are feeling stressed, scared, and sad. One day Charles tells his sister that he saw a dragon in their garden. So the two go to check it out and sure enough, there was a dragon in the garden. They started talking to it and it said his name was Progonoskes and that he came here with his "teacher". The teacher appeared and told Meg and Charles that Charles is very sick and is slowly dieing. So the teacher sends Meg, Charles, and Meg's closest friend, Calvin O'Keefe out on three missions. The only problem is that the teacher won't tell them what the tasks are; they have to learn for themselves. And when they learn for themselves the tasks and they complete the tasks, they will know how to cure Charles and keep him alive.
This book is intended for people that like to read fantasy, fun, and adventurous stories that you never know how it is going to end.
I liked this book because it was different, fun, and entertaining. It was suspensful, funny, scary, and at times even sad. However, there were a lot of things that I did not like about it. It was completely unreal, dragons were "real" in the book, it sounded kind of stupid at first but it was a good read and very fun to read.
I reccommend this book to anyone that likes to read fiction, about space, and or about dragons. There are many things in this book that different people will like and dislike.
This book is unique because it has dragons, people from space and it isn't logical although that's part of the fun. It is also unique because it had a very smart six year old and he could sense different things. (less)
The the book "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krauker, has two hundred and ninety one pages (depending on what book you have) and was written in the year ninet...more The the book "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krauker, has two hundred and ninety one pages (depending on what book you have) and was written in the year nineteen ninety six. The intended audience of this book are teens to adults and people that like to read about and hike high and famous mountains. In the book the main problem depends on what part most stick out to you. The part that most stuck out to me was when he was hiking Mount Everest and he was on the last camp before the summit and while he was sleeping his heater started putting off smoke and fumes into his tent and it made him sick and started suffocating. He got out of the tent and started coughing and tried to get it all out of his system but it was too late. His health got worse and worse so his companions thought it best for Jon to head back down the mountain to get help with his health and his sickness. This trial was very crucial in his attempts to climb Mount Everest. Another trial was when he was on his way up K2 and he had to walk on the rungs of ladders to get across multiple gaps in glaciers that were very easily to fall through. This part of the book was very suspenseful and very fun to read. In the book there are multiple settings. Some places he goes are in China, Nepal, Himilayas, and in the United States. The time is very important in this book because depending on the time the weather, light, and dificulty of climbing the mountain could be very, very different. Jon Krauker is a very healthy, strong, and fit man in the book. He needs to be like this because he is climbing all of these mountains. The only other main characters in this story are the people that help him on his way. None of which are very important or have main parts in the story but they help him with health and climbing all throughout his hikes. Some of the things I did not like about this book is that it is mostly documental and informative. There wasn't very many parts when the stories got suspenseful or you were dieing to go on to the next chapter....It was VERY boring! I also did not like that it only told stories about him climbing and didn't really give any information on his personal life in the United States. Although it was boring it somewhat kept me entertained and it was better than watching T.V. or playing video games. A theme that I infered from the book was "You can never be too safe, too cautios, or too prepared for most of the things you do in this life." I like this theme because I love to take risks but I am usually safe about them and I usually can predict the outcome based on past knowledge. I reccommend this book to anyone that likes to read about mountains, anyone that likes to hike or anyone that just solely and purely likes to read no matter how boring a book can be. I also reccommend it to anyone that likes reading about peopole dieing and being tortured by climbing mountains that will surely kill them.... The thing that sets this book apart from other books is that it is very documental and informal but it also keeps you in suspense and is an okay book to read. Most books that are like this are really boring and are never suspenseful. It is also unique because it is about one man's journey when usually books are about a lot of different people's journeys and groups. Although this book was boring and most would give it only one or two stars I give it three. I give it three stars because it did a good job of keeping me entertained and on my toes. I also rated it this because it was a book that could inspire someone to go and climb mountains even though there was some dangerous parts. This book may make other people go and climb and try what he has done. I finished this book on December twelth of two thousand and eleven. It took me a couple months two finish because it was not a book that was a very fun book to read and it wasn't a very suspenseful book that told a story and had a climax, resolution, and conclusion.