One Question Per Page false false It is very scientific and PACKED with details about survival on Mars. 1 … he begins to grow food and produce water in his ARTIFICIAL camp. 2 Watney admits at the beginning that he is in deep trouble, but he never GIVES UP. 1 The majority of the plot takes place on Mars, and is written in the form of Watney's JOURNAL ENTRIES. 1 Unfortunately, the other characters in the book (his fellow crew members, the scientists at NASA on Earth) do not get much development and so they often feel ONE-DIMENSIONAL. 2 I should also mention that the book is thrilling to read. You will be ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT until the very end. 3