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Maddy, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' is a comic and enjoyable book that is also fun and easy to read. Whilst it may seem a bit childish (especially compared to some of the other books) it addresses some important issues without being too gloomy. The way the book flows from one part of the story to the next adds to the ease of reading of this book. The way that the characters​ have been set up is also very clever, the book is filled with contrasts​; loud and silent, temporary and permanent, forgetful and observant, familiar and alien; and this gives the story a different kind of depth to other books and, I think, makes it a more enjoyable read. Sputnik and all of his ideas are so alien to us it makes you want to keep reading to find out what he's going to do next. The book also twists and turns in a ways that are surprising and keep you reading as the book never gets boring. The way that Sputnik reacts to things we think are so common is funny but also opens your eyes to the wonderful world we live in. I would really recommend this book because, despite first impressions, is very interesting and humorous.

Posted on: 4th April 2017 at 05:05 pm

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