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Erica, Chobham Academy Book Group

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

I loved the book so much that I actually bought it on Kindle! I really enjoyed the book because it was hilarious and I really felt like I was feeling what they were feeling and got quite hooked. I was interested in the story because it was different from what other people write about and its unique plot line that was epic! I cared about all of the characters because I think that it was very emotional the fact that he was separated from his grandad. It was funny and sad at the same time and was a very clever story how it was written. I would definitely recommend the book to someone else because I think that no matter what emotion you are feeling it doesn’t matter because it is fit for everyone’s feelings. I think the book is quite scientific, but you still can read it, even if you are not into science, as the book is easy to understand. I think the split between dialogue and narrative is pretty even. There are not many descriptions of people in the book but that means that you can imagine it yourself and it is open to describe yourself. There are some pictures in the book occasionally which helps describe what is going on in the story although, personally, I don’t look at the pictures that much. I think that when I read the first few pages,I though that the characters were very interesting as they were talking about random things and I wanted to find out what happened next, what was going on and most importantly, I wanted to know more! What was going on was that Prez, the main character, and his grandad, who has problems with remembering things, are in the kitchen. They start the story with his grandad noticing that instead of giving him a passport (which apparently is for boarding a ship that doesn’t exist) he gives him a list of all the things that happened in the summer. Then, cleverly, we go back in time through the list, with each chapter as a bullet point. We jump straight in the story with no preface or anything, which is better because it means that you have no idea what is coming round the corner! You can pick out clues about what is going to happen from reading this list, you know the sort of idea for what is coming up, but what you expect probably won’t happen. Enjoy!

Posted on: 12th June 2017 at 03:42 pm

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