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Miss Pearson, Neston Book Club

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Beautiful, hilarious and heart-warming. It was everything a children's book should be.

OK, I admit this wasn't at the top of my to-read pile when the shortlist for the Carnegie shortlist was revealed. I was far more excited by the YA selections. When our school book club passed me this one next it sat on my desk for a few days but once I started it was beautiful. I expected a nice story for younger childen what I found was a funny book that danced with everyday magic, vibrant characters and a brilliant plot. The writing was beautiful whilst still being accessible and Frank Cottrell Boyce deals with dementia in such a humanising way I was welling up mulitple times.

A future classic I am sure, I cannot wait to pass this on to students in school.

Posted on: 18th May 2017 at 09:25 am

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