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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

I came into 'Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth with grand expectations seeing as it is Carnegie shortlisted. However the book for me didn’t meet what I would have expected and hoped that it would have. The book, however, for a while I was strongly attached to and it is very creative and funny throughout.

But I felt it was missing complexity as it is an extremely easy read. I would have liked it more if it was slightly more challenging. It is written as if for a child mostly so as a teen, and I think others would agree, that it is missing that extra complexity and language structure. Overall though it was a great book. I felt I could relate to some of it and it is easy to understand.

'Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth' was very interesting. It had an easy understandable concept and a great story line. It was as if you were hoping for something grand: to learn about one of earth's amazing attractions, but no. Then it hits you that an EGG got on the list of 10 amazing things that will save earth.

The novel was surprising and great but towards the end became a bore but Frank Cottrell Boyce kept me interested though for longer than expected. This book was great and if I had to rate it out of 5 I would rate 3 and a half. Although anyone can read it I think that a younger audience would enjoy it much more than I did.

Posted on: 17th May 2017 at 11:05 am

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