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Hester, Highcliffe School

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

A 'temporary kid' is a child who temporarily has to live with another family. Prez becomes a temporary kid when his grandfather is taken away. Prez goes to live with a family called the Blythes who are the complete opposite to Prez. Prez is a quiet shy boy who never talks whereas the Blythes are always shouting even when they are talking to the person next to them. On Prez's first night, Sputnick appears at the doorway and of course, the Blythes don't hear the doorbell above all the shouting but Prez does. To Prez, Sputnick is this small, loud stranger who carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and wears a kilt. Sputnick welcomes himself into the Blythes' home and to Prez's astonishment they all think he is a dog, Prez is the only one who thinks otherwise. Sputnick teams up with Prez to make a list of ten things that will stop the galaxy's council from shrinking earth. The whole book is about Sputnick and Prez working together to create the 'earth-saving list'.
When I fist saw this book, I was reluctant to read it but when I started, I just could not take my eyes of it. It is incredibly humorous and extremely imaginative and I definitely think that this book is a must-read!

Posted on: 22nd May 2017 at 04:25 pm

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