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Zainab, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth is an enjoyable and comical book. Although it is aimed at 9 year old children, I found myself reasonably enjoying it. There are many twists in the book that made me unable to put the book down. This book translates very serious things, such as amnesia and dementia, into simple language for the children to understand. Out of all, Sputnik was a fair bit peculiar, leading me to question my understanding of him. The reader does grow some sympathy for him as Earth is alien to him and his priority is to protect Prez from imminent destruction. Prez is further hindered by his personal difficulties as his foster family doesn’t want the hassle of taking care of something else and the fact that everyone thinks that he is a dog. The book is very humorous because as the book goes on, Sputniks writes a book on 10 things to make the earth worth saving. I would think that this book was an easy children’s book that’s not worth reading, but as I got deeper into the book, I fell in love with Sputnik because of his innocence and lack of knowledge about earth. Towards the end of the book it gets very sad as it teaches us about family and love. Overall I loved this book and would definitely recommend this book to a vast majority of people who think children’s books can’t be enjoyed.

Posted on: 16th April 2017 at 11:57 am

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