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First of all talking about condition of book when I got it. It was delivered before quickly in a really good condition. And about the story I will say that it was perfect for me. I didn't expect much like it will be adventurous or mind boggling but I loved it as I didn't expect much from it. Basically goes with the blurb and has family drama .....new and refreshing read there.
A brilliant novel!! Alex Petroski, out protagonist, is so easy to love..he's a bit naïve at times but witty and smart at the same time. His obsession with space is presented in a lovely manner. You don't need to have to be space nerd to like this book (otherwise, I wouldn't have loved it). As Jeniffer Niven put it: 'I didn't want to come out of this world!'
Plot: 4.5/5 Characters: 5/5 Writing: 4/5 Cover: 5/5 (it's just so beautiful!!) You might feel like wishing for the story to quicken its pace at times, but the second half is worth the slight drag in the middle. Overall, a great rea
Alex is so warm and frank its almost like I know him very well. The books moves in a grasping but steady pace. It is narrated in a detailed way of audio recordings and you practically live the story. All characters have wonderful, open and upfront personalities. The book has a completely unique point of view and Alex has a innocent perspective and I love the way he sees stuff. His world is extraordinary it's risky and challenging but he solves all his problems in a simple way.
A Space obsessed Kid with his Dog Carl Sagan explores a series of events eventually leading to a kind of ending that makes the readers feel happy and appreciable for the life they had through this 320 page work.
Normally I prefer Nonfiction over Fiction with an exception when it is science based or inspired. And this book is my first YA kind, at first the cover impressed me and after reading the description, i felt confident enough to try it and I'm glad i did it. It's very different from the conventional varieties of it. I could feel some pretty inspirations as well as pretty much enthusiasm from Carl Sagan, Antoine de saint Exupery, Elon Musk and many oblivious people.
The story went real nice that i felt confident enough about the well-being of the characters right from the beginning even though some odds are thrown by the author for the suspense. The background of the characters and events are so rich in experience and provided so much easiness in reading.
However I felt the experience was richer in the first half of the book. The kid, Alex Petrovski "recording the events in his ipod" style narration is very very nice to read and considerably affected by the kid's perspective of Innocent wisdom. The philosophical - inferential part deserves much appreciation referring the contexts of science as a sheer source of spirituality. Not much science in the plot, only the philosophical understandings from sentient perspective. So people with diverse interests can find it comfortable to read especially people who don't give a thing about science.
Bought this because reviews suggested it might be a good book for my year 5 class to do alongside their space topic. It's actually about a child misunderstanding an adult world so I feel there is too much inference needed to understand what is actually going on - so the reader needs to be older than the protagonist. I'd say it's ideal for young adults, but not for late primary school.
this book is a really interesting read for practicly anyone! the young boy is a very determined person and is following his dreams. this book teaches you to be brave and have a positive attitude. alex is really optimistic even in the hardest situations. its an excellent read. i personally loved it and i hope you do to. :)