Starclimber

Starclimber

Book - 2008
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An exhilarating journey to the stars--or a heartbreaking battle for survival?

Pilot-in-training Matt Cruse and his love interest, Kate de Vries, an expert on high-altitude life-forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs its way into the cosmos. Matt secretly plans on asking Kate to marry him, but before they even set foot aboard the ship, Kate announces her engagement--to someone else.

Despite this bombshell, and Matt's anguish, they embark on their journey into space, but soon the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling life-forms, and the crew is forced to combat devastating mechanical failure. For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a battle to save their lives.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
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ISBN: 9780002007450
0002007452
Branch Call Number: YA OPP
Characteristics: 356 p. ;,24 cm

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dundarave185
Jul 19, 2017

I really enjoyed reading star climber it thrilling and full of suspense. My favorite part is when they flicks the counter wight

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Nova55
Mar 19, 2017

I enjoyed this book, it was the first piece of fiction that introduced me to the concept of space elevators, which facinate me to this day,

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Gwyn_16
Jun 23, 2016

I love these books! Matt and Kate are so meant for each other. I felt so bad for Matt with the whole James Sanderson issue =(
But I have to admit, it wasn't as good as the first two...

OPLKids Jul 31, 2015

The book is about a boy named Matt, my favourite character who enrolls in his first journey to space. My favourite part is when the spaceship is making a crash landing and you don't know if they will survive

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Doctor_10101
Jan 18, 2014

YEAAAHHH! THEY GO TO SPACE! An elevator-like machine that goes to beyond earth . . . Oppel is brilliant for thinking of alternative modes of transportation.

stevenzagada Jun 10, 2012

The book is great

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kathy_oFTo
Apr 09, 2012

This is a book must read. I couldn't put this book down. It was exciting and creative, like all of Kenneth Oppel's books.

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Bulladius_Sirus
Dec 14, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kenneth Oppel is an amazing writer. His bat series are very good as well. This book reminded me of Apollo 13, where the ship encountered a major problem that stopped the ship from completing its mission.

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swoel_1
Aug 08, 2011

Best book ever!

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Greece1999
Feb 19, 2011

One of the best books that I ever read.

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swoel_1
Aug 08, 2011

This book is the ultimate mixture of adventure, DANGER, space, mankind, romance, thriller and PURE ACTION!

fatima_almalki Apr 16, 2010

readers will enjoy the thrilling ride....

fatima_almalki Apr 16, 2010

a cabin boy, an heiress,a stunning adventure on an airship high in the sky

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Hassan9988
Sep 12, 2011

Hassan9988 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 19

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swoel_1
Aug 08, 2011

swoel_1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

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