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Becca, Northampton Academy

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

I am reviewing Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth and I wasn’t sure I would like it. I was one of the last in my group to read it and all my friends were saying that it was terrible so I wasn’t looking forward to it! It was labelled humour but I have to admit that I didn’t really find it funny. Plus the way that Prez and Sputnik overcame every problem except at the end was mildly frustrating as they always found a way to become happy again. However I know that it is aimed at 7 year olds so I can’t really criticize it from that point of view. Though if I look past the whole idea of the alien dog then the story is quite meaningful and can being a bit touching; the plot is of a young boy who has moved to the temporary because his grandad is mentally ill and at the end that his grandad remembers him and it turns out that he has kept all of the reminders from his grandson. It is hard to judge it compared to the others as all the books I have read have been aimed at 13 years old and this is aimed a younger age than I am but I assume that younger children will find it funny and enjoyable to read. This book is a lot better than I thought it would be and the ending is a slight plot twist as they have overcome every other problem so for them to lose each other is unexpected. I think it is a decent book and maybe isn’t my favourite but isn’t my least favourite either.

Posted on: 9th May 2017 at 03:03 pm

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