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A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel, which School Library Journal called "a solid survival story."

In space. Underground. And out of time.

Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining's Great Mission to save the earth. Dozens of families like Christopher's have relocated, too, like his best friend Elena Rosales.

A communications blackout with Earth hits, and all of Perses is on its own for three months. It's okay, though, because the colonists have prepared, stockpiling food and resources to survive. But they never prepared for an attack.

Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore. Now in a race against time, Christopher, along with a small group of survivors, are forced into the maze of mining tunnels. The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?
Publisher: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781481440394
Branch Call Number: YA SYL
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Miners


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Lisa_Marie_C Apr 07, 2016

A survival story chockfull of unexpected twists and turns and a surprising amount of character development. If you want action, you'll find it here.

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Feb 23, 2020

The book is really good just not the biggest fan of the part with the grinder near the end because it was messed up and why was this book in the "Children's" section I'll give the book an overall 4.5 stars.

Jun 27, 2019

I really liked Minrs it was very exciting and suspenseful. I enjoyed the plot twists. I liked that the book was set on another planet instead of earth. Minrs made me stay awake for a long time. I thought the characters were well described. I don't really like that a lot of the characters die, but otherwise I liked the book.

Apr 05, 2019

MINRS is a great Sci-fi thriller made by Kevin Sylvester which focuses on his point of view on what would happen if Earth would be dying. The characters are relatable and the climax was written extraordinarily. This book is recommended to ages 10-12 as this book talks about death and to those who like reading thrillers.
If you enjoy reading this book try reading Space Case and its series.

WARNING: Don't get attached to any of the characters until you finish the trilogy. A lot of people die in this series, but it's still pretty good.

Aug 29, 2016

I thought this book was very well done, with such a severe subject, I believe this book stayed permanently interesting. The character development was super good and the plot was well written. However, I found that like many great books, the ending was unsatisfying and over in an instant. This book was very good, and I recommend it to fans of dramatic adventure.

Jan 04, 2016

Very well written; sensible, sensitive approach to some very serious subjects - like death - plus something that is lacking in much juvenile fiction: character development.
It was a pleasure to read.
Sequel? I look forward.

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Jun 27, 2019

kaedanawesomeguy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 12


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