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Alien Pursuit

(Mars Diaries #2)

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Set at an experimental community on Mars in the year 2039, the Mars Diaries feature 14-year-old virtual reality specialist Tyce Sanders. Life on the red planet is not always easy, but it is definitely exciting. As Tyce explores his strange surroundings, he finds that the mysteries of the planet point to his greatest discovery-a new relationship with God. Mission 2: Alien ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Tyndale Kids (first published September 1st 2000)
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Chance Hansen
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: alberta-authors
It's a solid three stars for me. It's not bad. Not perfet but it isn't bad.

Cover
Sticking to the style It makes sense. I actually like the title as Mars Diaries.

Interior
I do have a few qualms about this book. For one I'm not completely convinced it had to re-explain the medical backstory to the robot body.
I do like the introduction of Ashley into the story even though I was a little annoyed with his attitude to his father.
When the story really starts going it's not that bad I really got confused
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Gloria
May 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I was concerned about how the book would handle aliens in light of the fact of a created universe, but it did a very good job. The main reason for the three star rating was that one of the newcomers to the Martian settlement was a girl in whom our protagonist Tyce immediately expressed interest. I suspect that their relationship will not be a strictly platonic one.

A full review of the series will be posted once I finish reading it.
Carli
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Someone I know used to do writing classes wih Sigmund Brouwer, so it was really interesting to read this years later! His writing is definetly aimed at a younger audience and reading level, but the story is pretty interesting.
Annette
Oct 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tyce his journals about his adventures on Mars. This time while traveling around in his robot body, he finds evidence of "aliens". What are these aliens and what is the coverup surrounding these creatures about? Is Tyce's best friend, Director Rawlings, involved? Great story. I think my son will really like this series.

While this is a Christian book, it doesn't have a very strong message. Evidence is given relating to intelligent design in the discussion but nothing about the young Earth (~6000
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Anita
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi
Good on first read through, and at the intended reading age, and from the intended worldview. Decently interesting characters. Trying very hard to be hard scifi, which I could stand to see more of. Extremely preachy, and relies more than a bit on the element of surprise to stay interesting, without enough subtlety or foreshadowing to give depth to re-reads. Repeat review ad infinitum for the rest of the series.
Donald
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith, sci-fi
What happens when a black op is about to be exposed? Blackmail prime movers to keep it buried. How do a father and son begin to connect when the son hits puberty and the father is absent 80% of the time? Are science and belief in God at loggerheads with each other? Or, does science truly point to intelligent design?
Kathleen Joy
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love these books! Very interesting, and there was never a part in the book where I wanted to stop and do something else! I can't wait until next one comes in from the library! But who knows when that wiil be?
Ayesha Ahmed
Jan 31, 2010 rated it liked it
cool clean science fiction
jon
Jan 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Much better the second time you read it.
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