The year is 2068. Sophie Williams lives with her mum in a village in Wales. She misses her dad and wants to make him proud.
Space Command has been sending astronauts to distant planets for many decades now. However, no child has ever been into space, and they need to understand how children will cope. They decide to launch a child-only space mission.
After a relentless application process, Sophie is thrilled to be chosen to lead the mission. She is joined by Sahil, a science wonderkid from India, Leena, an incredible pilot from Finland, and Jack, a genius engineer from USA. They are helped by Codey, the latest space exploration robot, and Biggles the dog, who’s main skill is making people feel happy.
The children knew they would be the first kids in space, but they had no idea that their journey would turn into the greatest adventure in human history.
Title: Space Kids – The Journey of Hope
Author: Alan Nettleton
Publication Date: April 17, 2020
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure
What a good read! I don’t read a lot of middle-grade books, but this was definitely one of the better ones.
One thing that I loved was that the author took care to diversify his characters. They all came from different backgrounds and had different strengths and weaknesses that made them a great team. I especially loved getting to know Sophie. She’s our main girl and is an inspiration to children and adults alike.
Even though it was a pretty quick read, it was jam-packed with adventure and fun. I wasn’t sure what I would think about a bunch of kids heading to space, but I ended up enjoying it. It made me think that we should have an intense space program for all the kiddies that want to be astronauts when they grow up.
This is the perfect read for kids and adults like. It was fun, inspiring, and especially empowering for young girls with dreams of doing something big with their life.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.