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Eric, The Hewett Academy Norwich

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide is a fantastically creative book with some intriguing characters.

It is centred around a boy called Prez (Preston), who has no family members alive apart ftom his granddad, who is in a care home. After his granddad moved, Prez became a 'temporary [foster child]', and went to live with a family for the summer.

Sputnik, the other main character, is an alien. He takes the form of a dog, apart from Prez's POV, in which he is a small person-like being. The logic of everything he does and says makes no sense and makes sense at the same time, which makes sense because he is from space.

Betraying 'Sputnik's Guide' is the cover which could put people off, when actually it's suitable for every age. The book isn't too detailed either, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it is refreshingly easy to read and still portrays the story in a great way.

In the end, Sputnik's Guide is a comedic gem with an interesting plot, inconspicuously hidden beneath a more-childish cover.

I recommend this book to all ages.

7/10

Posted on: 1st May 2017 at 05:41 pm

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