Genre: YA Fantasy
Lincoln and Gary are best friends planning a simple trip to the night rock in the sky. However, they quickly find out that “easier said than done” is far more than just an outdated adage; it is a reality, for the dreamers face obstacle after obstacle in trying to gather the materials they need to build their ship. Not only that, but when their plan is discovered, their two-man field trip becomes much more than that. Now, the captain and the general will have to lead a rescue mission, one of far greater importance than they ever imagined. What would you do? Save only yourself or risk it all to save the lives of others as well as your own?
Rocket Ship is the miraculous, thrilling story of two friends, a tale of two hopefuls, two dreamers, two rescuers and the extremes they go through to save one another and others like them, before the world they live in destroys them all.
I’ve always wanted to build a rocket ship and fly to the stars. That’s the number one reason I applied to review this book – who doesn’t want to do something of the sort? But a space journey turns out much larger and much more complicated than main characters Lincoln and Gary, two unlikely best friends, had planned.
This novel is an interesting little gem. The cover doesn’t do the book justice – it looks too simplistic, considering how complex the book is, at times. Not complex enough that young adults wouldn’t understand it, mind you, but it’s not afraid to talk about some difficult topics.