Saturday, September 14, 2013

Astonaut Academy: Re-Entry by Dave Roman-ADVISABLE

Roman, Dave, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry. First Second Books, 2013. Pgs. 187. Language; PG (2 swears, no “f”s), Violence: PG, Sexual Content: G

In a school where the more hearts you have the better, it is crucial for these astronauts in training to have more than one. Especially if they want to play sports. When a shapeshifting alien goes around eating athlete’s extra hearts, threatens not only the school’s Fireball’s place in the championship, but the lives of the students at the academy as well. To solve the mystery, Hakata Soy will have team up with his cranky roommate, Tak Offsky. Can the two put their differences aside in order to save the lives of their classmates?

A funny graphic novel for science fiction fans. The characters are well-developed. The illustrations are detailed and complement the text. The plot is complex and well-done as well as suspenseful. Readers who like astronauts, aliens, schools in space setting, and graphic novels will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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