Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on Mars? Pick up a copy of Lion of Mars to read author Jennifer L. Holm's vision of life on the red planet. Eleven-year-old Bell has lived in the American colony on Mars all his life. While the adults and other kids in the colony are like family to him, he often feels lonely. There are other colonies on Mars, but something happened years ago to cut off communication between them, and none of the adults will talk about it. When all the adults in Bell’s colony get sick with a mysterious virus, it’s up to the kids to save them, and maybe even seek help from the other colonies.