Thorndike Press

The Martian; Classroom Edition

  • Andy Weir
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432863126
  • ISBN-13: 9781432863128
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.85 lbs ( .84 kgs)
  • 672 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2019
  • Bestsellers



#1 New York Times Bestseller

After a dust storm nearly kills astronaut Mark Watney and forces his crew to evacuate Mars while thinking him dead, he finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive — and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills — and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit — he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Age Range: 11-17 | Grade Level: 6-11 | Lexile Measure: HL680L


Customer Reviews

“Weir laces the technical details with enough keen wit to satisfy hard science fiction fan and general reader alike [and] keeps the story escalating to a riveting conclusion.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Weir combines the heart-stopping with the humorous in this brilliant debut novel . . . by placing a nail-biting life-and-death situation on Mars and adding a snarky and wise-cracking nerdy hero, Weir has created the perfect mix of action and space adventure.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“Riveting . . . a tightly constructed and completely believable story of a man’s ingenuity and strength in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.”

— Booklist