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…
Firstly, can we just appreciate how absolutely stunning this cover actually is? I love it. It’s what attracted me to the book!
#galaxygirl is a quick, fast-paced and easy to read book that is suited to the younger reader, but anyone can read it.
This book is told in a series of blog posts – more like a diary, I guess. In these blog posts, it talks of one young girl and her decision to leave planet Earth and travel to planet Kratos. She also talks about her day to day life on Kratos and exactly what she gets up to.
I really enjoyed this book, it isn’t one I would normally choose, if I were in a bookshop or browsing on amazon, but I was relatively surprised by how much I actually enjoyed #galaxygirl, Bev’s writing and indeed, her awesome characters. I really felt like I was in the story and I was the one writing out those blog posts!
This book, although aimed at the younger reader, is one that I can highly recommend that everyone reads at some point in their lives – adult or child. It really is the sort of book to curl up with on the sofa with hot chocolate and marshmallows on a cold evening. Just don’t forget the blanket!
My thanks go to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite on this tour.
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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