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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce is a comedic book with some touching parts as well. The book is about a boy called Prez, who is in the Children's Temporary Accommodation because his grandfather has been taken away since he has dementia. Prez goes to live with a family called the Blythes and then one night, a stranger the same age, and who has the same surname as him, knocks on the door. His name is Sputnik, an alien, who can read Prez's mind as Prez doesn't talk much. Sputnik tells him that Earth is about to be destroyed and that it will shrink, so Prez has to find ten things worth seeing or doing so Sputnik can write it in his notebook. If they can do that, they can prove Earth is not a mythical and magical planet.

It is a touching and heartwarming book about the strong bond between grandfather and grandson as well as it being exciting and adventurous. The book is very original and I would recommend it.

Posted on: 1st May 2017 at 02:40 pm

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