A review by mochi21
Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir

adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Everything about this book was perfect. I can't believe it lived up to the hype. I genuinely didn't expect it to. 

I put off reading this book for a long time. I'm not afraid to admit I'm daunted by books longer than 400 pages. In the first 100 pages or so, I was nervous. I'm not a fan of hard sci-fi and it was getting a little dense and heavy for me. But then /it happened/ and everything was better. As far as the science goes, Weir does a very good job walking the line of dumbing a subject down so the regular Joe can understand while keeping you immersed in the story. For this reason, making Grace a middle school science teacher was genius. It read so natural. 

If you're stuck in the first 100 pages wondering what the hype is about - keep going!