Tuesday, July 18, 2017
#Review: Sci-fi Junior High by John Martin, Scott Seegert #fiction #sci-fi #middlegrade
Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this gleefully illustrated space adventure is a laugh on every page. That's a lot of laughs!
Kelvin Klosmo isn't just the new kid at school - he's the new kid in the galaxy! Welcome to Sci-Fi Junior High: an inter-galactic space station with students of all shapes, sizes, smells, and... slime content. As the son of Earth's two most famous geniuses, Kelvin isn't just the smartest kid in the world....he's the smartest kid in the UNIVERSE. At least, that's what everybody at Sci-Fi Junior High thinks.
So, maybe Kelvin lied a little about being a genius to fit in. And maybe a mad scientist is about to take over the universe unless Kelvin can stop him. Maybe everyone is doomed.
Well, at least Kelvin won't have to worry about math homework anymore.
Sci-Fi Junior High is an out-of-this-world story about friendship, accepting our differences, and the fight against evil... bunnies. Yes, evil bunnies - don't ask.
I decided to pick up a copy of this book for two purposes, first, I like James Patterson and he was presenting this book and second, I wanted to read a pseudo-sci-fi book.
The chapter book was not exactly what I would consider sci-fi but it was based around a kid who was to live out in space, so, I guess it did qualify. This kid is a brainiac or so, his reputation proceeds him. He has brilliant parents, so, why wouldn't he be? The problem is, he isn't quite yet and that can get him in all sorts of trouble with his new found, and unusual, looking friends. I chuckled along with the way the main character tries to fit in but does so in such a haphazard way.
In the end, he turns out to be a hero anyway and isn't that what sci-fi is about? I really liked this book and its funky characters. I could see boys, in particular, liking the adventures of this crew in space. Oh, and one more thing, I could not help but totally laugh at the mad scientist. What a hoot!
Read it, you will like it.
Disclosure: I picked up a copy of this book at my local library. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. Hudson aka Naila Moon
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