Teen Review: End of Days
Review by Sneha, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group
In the year 1979, a satellite was sent to space. It went out of our solar system, but no one payed attention. Thirty-three years later, in 2012, someone was listening to the recordings that the satellite sent back. It was coming back to Earth, but not alone. The satellite was in the orbit of an asteroid big enough to destroy our planet. Fourteen nuclear-powered rockets were sent to destroy the asteroid nine months before it would strike Earth. Unfortunately, the rockets weren’t strong enough to destroy the asteroid completely. There was nothing now that would stop the Earth from its end. However, could there still be a way to save millions of species from going extinct?
I would recommend this book to 12-15-year-olds who can understand science vocabulary and like gaining knowledge about space. Whenever I think about space, I wonder how the Earth was created and how it might end. Although, End of Days is a science-fiction novel, it may be something that is yet to happen. When the asteroid hits Earth, new challenges may occur. In other words, the end would just be a new beginning.