The Martian: Classroom Edition - Andy Weir

The Martian: Classroom Edition

By Andy Weir

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
Score: 4.5
From 74 Ratings


In the Classroom Edition of The Martian: 

Classroom-appropriate language

Discussion questions and activities
Q&A with Andy Weir

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark 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?


  • Family friendly

    By Scorpio Stone
    Glad to know there’s a family friendly version of the book I can show my younger relatives
  • Loved it

    By mkpva
    Funny and a very interesting read, better than the movie of course!
  • pretty good

    By zrev01
    funny and well written
  • Great book

    By shoe 2112