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Ana, British School of Gran Canaria

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Crazy and sentimental. Senseless but with a clear message. Clearly, a book for children, even though teens can enjoy it too. Just a few days ago I finished "Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth" and, as you can see, everything I say about it is completely contradictory.

Through the entire book, I was completely intrigued by the thought of what was going to happen next. This was because the book was so nonsensical that you could not know what the writer was going to invent on the next page. It was inventive, imaginative and original.

If I told you this is a piece of literature that is soon going to find a place between Shakespeare's sonnets and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, I would be lying. But every day I felt the happiness quaking at the end of my toes when I went to bed and I opened this fantastic book. And, after all, what more can you hope from a story?

Without a doubt, my favourite part was the ending. It was the most beautiful section of the book, and it took me a while to understand it fully. I loved that it left you a clear message in your head. A message, that from my point of view, is really important. Home is not a place, but the people we love.

Undoubtedly this is a book for children, from seven to 11 years old. I mean, I would have absolutely loved it some years ago. And even though I do not think it is a "must" for teens, I think some of them, the sci-fi lovers, can definitely have some fun with it.

Posted on: 15th May 2017 at 09:18 am

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