Article Title

172 Hours On The Moon


Lauren Johnson


Dependable, Young Adult, Johan Harstad, Science Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Future

Document Type

Book Review


It’s 2018, and NASA is grasping for public funding and attention by sending three lucky teenagers for a week-long stay on the moon. What the winners don’t know is that their trip is a brilliant cover-up. NASA’s primary purpose in returning to the moon is to investigate reports of a sinister being on the lunar surface. All three teens receive chilling supernatural warnings not to go, but nevertheless report for training and rocket into space with four NASA astronauts, eventually landing safely on the moon. But when the lunar habitat’s power is mysteriously disconnected and team members begin to die and disappear, NASA astronaut Captain Coleman must finally reveal that his suspicions have been confirmed: a being that presents itself as a doppelganger is plotting its own trip to earth, and none of the humans are invited. In her desperate attempt to escape, teenager Mia must confront her own horrifying doppelganger, who leaves Mia to die on the moon. The doppelganger travels to earth and embarks on a vicious killing spree.