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Molly M, Sweyne Park School

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth wasn't a book that I thought I would enjoy. The childish theme of a alien in a fictional book didn't really interest me. However, I did enjoy this book more than I thought I would. The comical theme throughout did really change my opinions on the book as humour is something I only like in certain books - this book being one of those. The idea that Sputnik was actually on Earth to save it added the tension this story needed to make it enjoyable. Despite this, I don't think it was a book for me.
The characters were all individual - all adapting to both having a dog and having a child come to stay with them. The clever humour these characters adopted really increased my fondness for this book and it's story - yet, as I said, it wasn't really a book I would pick out or remember as the themes did seem to be childish and aimed at 8-10 year olds.
I would rate this book 6/10 as the characters were all diverse - as were the settings - but I didn't enjoy the actual storyline as it was not something I would either choose or think of when looking back on this year's Carnegie Award. I would, however, recommend this book to, perhaps, younger children or people who like stories that involve childish humour.

Posted on: 18th May 2017 at 08:50 am

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