Try as I might I just couldn't finish this book. I made it through the first few chapters and then gave up. The story didn't pull me in, the characters were not real, the dialogue was bland, there was too much internal dialogue, and the book was wordy (and with some of those words spelled wrong "break" for "brake" - referring to driving). I'm a Pittsburgh native and all of the Martian talk was a little overdone. I don't like leaving bad reviews because I know how much work goes into writing a book, this had a good idea but was not edited enough to make it tight and easy to read.