Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
This is a book that only a 1940's teenage science enthusiast could love. The first 6 chapters are spent on establishing that our teen protagonists are competent to assist an adult scientist in building a rocket and flying it to the moon, then convincing their parents to allow it. I gave up when the scientist started lecturing one of the boys on leadership qualities. I understand that there are space-nazis later, whenever they get to the moon, and that sounds like it could be fun, but I just couldn't get there.
Audiobook version, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Abandoned at 27%. Spider Robinson does his best with reading this dull, dull, story.