The Martian Chronicles is a fascinatingly haunting collection of short stories that chronicles humankind’s colonization of Mars. Ray Bradbury opens the book with tales of the first three Mars expeditions, all of which meet with disaster, and goes on to relate the gradual encroachment of American-civilization on Earth’s neighboring planet. This book describes the lives and aspirations of various individuals who come to Mars in search of revenge, glory, or simply the tranquility of a long-ago era on Earth. Their reactions to the alien environment reveal much about the society they left behind. These reactions allow the reader to connect with the characters and feel what they feel. This book constantly kept my interest and is great for science-fiction readers. I would recommend it to any teenagers looking for a fun read.
~Jon, Teen Book Reviewer