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Rhianna, Palmers Green High School

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

"Comedy Gold for seven plus readers"

Maybe so, but don't let that put you off.

Honestly, I've told everyone I know that I hated it and that it was junk. But on the inside, I knew that really, it was treasured gold.

Frank Cottrell Boyce is an incredible author and has done a brilliant job highlighting the true importance of what 'Home' and 'Family' mean to someone with neither.

'Home' to me is something different to what it means to you, but Boyce did a great job of leaving it open for us to decide what it means.

'Family' to Prez was his Grandfather. He wanted to be able to look after him, look after his notes. He loves his Grandfather because he's all Prez has ever known.

However to Sputnik, home was everywhere he was accepted. This is quite upsetting as to be floating around with no-one to come back to, is his idea of home.

The idea of 'Temporary' to Prez is sad, as once the 'Temporary' is over, it's another closed door. He would then wait for SOMEONE else to open the next door, contrary to Sputnik, who would close and open doors whenever he liked (often quite literally)

If that doesn't make sense, it does in my head, so I hope you understand what I'm trying to say

The book is great, and SO incredibly thought provoking.

Thank you Boyce, for another great novel!!

Posted on: 19th April 2017 at 07:41 pm

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