You hate school. Your family is beyond annoying. Your only friend comes from a different planet, and she’s about to leave.
What’s a girl to do?
Fed up with life on Earth, Esme stows away on the spaceship taking Stella back to Planet Kratos.
So begins Esme’s adventure into a world beyond the stars. A world of strange creatures, thrilling journeys, heroic rescues and instant fame.
Oh, and school. Lots of school.
Along the way she discovers that friends may be greener on the other side, but they still can’t be trusted.
Millions and billions of light years away from Earth, she sets in motion a plan to escape. Unfortunately for her, they aren’t about to let their prize exhibit leave anytime soon…
I really enjoyed reading this book to my children at bedtime. Though they are both a bit to young to understand what a blog post is, (I am not even going to attempt to explain that) it has meant that the chapters are relatively short which is a godsend when you are reading before bedtime!
The book is very imaginative and I loved all the characters and the settings. I enjoyed how Galaxy Girl often referred things that were happening to her on the alien planet back to her family at home and her mother’s ex partners.
I was also fascinated by the planet earth exhibition and how someone would put something like that together if they weren’t from earth. Also the lengths of time that are short but when you are waiting for something to happen they can seem like a life time!
Alex (9): really likes that the girl goes to visit another planet. he also likes that she is documenting her journey in a blog post. (maybe he does know what one is)
Melanie (5): loves the bit about the pooh! choo-choo!
(note this happens at the beginning of the book and she still remembers is now! After everything else that happens.)
If you are looking for a book to snuggle up and read to your child at night this is no doubt one to look out for. I also hope that it finds it way into some schools and read out at the end of the day for storytime… As I know the kids will love it! As much as my two do!
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Bev Smith has been a secondary school teacher, saleswoman, waitress, wages clerk, youth worker and holiday park entertainments manager. She has scuba dived the Barrier Reef, lived in a village in Namibia, worked for a charity in Thailand, flown over Victoria Falls and paddled in the sea at Bournemouth.
Having single-parented her three daughters, she’s been ferociously playing catch up with this writing lark. She recently completed a Masters in Writing for Children at Winchester University. #galaxygirl is her debut middle-grade book.
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