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Tuesday 8 May 2018

Review: See You In The Cosmos

Alex is smart, resourceful and oblivious to the world's potential dangers.

Obsessed with rockets and anything to do with outer space, he sets off alone to attend a rocket launching weekend hundreds of miles from home. Well, not exactly alone. He takes Carl Sagan, his best friend in the world. Carl Sagan is his dog.

While Alex faces unexpected obstacles to his destination, his only worry is about his mum. Will she find the carefully prepared meals he left for her?

The entire story is told through audio recordings Alex makes along the way: recordings he plans to send to intelligent beings in outer space via his home-made rocket. As a result, we know only what Alex and his travel companions tell us.

Alex, together with his dog, new friends and unexpected family offer a magical recipe – either for disaster or hope, but you won't know which until the final pages.

If you loved Wonder or Pip and Houdini, then See You in The Cosmos is for you. Adorable characters, high drama, a hefty dose of humour and a heart-rending discover are powerful ingredients that might stop you from doing anything else for a few hours.

Title: See You in the Cosmos
Author: Jack Cheng
Publisher: Puffin Books, $16.99
Publication Date: 2 March 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141365602
For ages: 9 +
Type:  Middle Grade Fiction