Shadowing home | Group Leaders Login to edit your group home page    

elizabeth, Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik.The world of prez is then turned upside down as he tries to save his grandad and the world around him using his knowledge of the world and a mysterious map.
This book is a good children's book, but I would not read it in my everyday life - maybe when I was younger. This definitely aimed at younger readers as a ‘bedtime book’ that your mum reads before you go to sleep. However well this book is written, the plot is very childish and can move slowly at some points. This is a very easy read for anyone over the age of 6. As a 13 year old, I found this book simple and boring as if the writer was ‘playing it safe’ as nothing ever really happened apart from one time about halfway through when I found out what I was reading before was a lie and not at all what I thought I was reading about. The only good thing about this book is that the writer uses a lot of speech to move it along for a chapter when you’ve had about 4 chapters of slow plot.
I wouldn't recommend this for a friend in the future unless they are looking for a quick and easy read for a holiday that wouldn't take much brain power to read it.

Posted on: 6th June 2017 at 10:21 pm

View more reviews by this group
View more reviews for this title

Share this review: