Mark Watney is left for dead on Mars. Knocked unconscious, he is lucky enough to be alive, but how much longer will his luck hold out? He has no contact with Earth and few supplies. Wounded and alone, he must use all his knowledge, cunning, and bravery to stay alive long enough to contact someone for help. Will he survive long enough for a crew to come back and save him? If they can! With its sharp sense of humor and scientific savvy, his struggle is engrossing. A bit heavy with mathematical and scientific explanation, Mark’s story is still a mesmerizing adventure.