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Anila , King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by is Frank Cottrell-Boyce is a good book. It the follows the life of Prez, a kid in the temporary,who has been placed in care of a family, previously having been living with his Grandad. Prez does not know much about what happened to his Grandad and is sure of one thing; he must find him. All that changes when a tiny alien called Sputnik comes to visit, whilst appearing as a normal person to Prez, he appears as a dog to everyone else. Sputnik informs Prez that Earth is in danger of being shrunk, and Prez needs to show Sputnik ten things that are worthwhile doing on Earth to save it from being shrunk.
Personally I'm not a big fan of this book as it is too immature for me. Despite saying this someone closer to the age recommendation of 8+ would be much more suitable to read this book. With an interesting and detailed plot, Sputnik will not keep you bored, especially with lots of humour.(However, I am guilty of struggling to finish this book, finding it a bit of a chore.)
Nonetheless, there were parts of the book I enjoyed and one aspect that I found particularly interesting was the mention of Laika (if you read the book, you find out more about her).
Overall, I would recommend this book but to someone around the age recommendation,however if you do enjoy a wacky and wonderful story then Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is certainly for you. Sadly is not one of my worthwhile reads, but it could be one of yours.

Posted on: 28th April 2017 at 08:14 am

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