Wednesday, July 26, 2017
See You in the Cosmos
There are a couple of issues. His older brother who lives in LA seems to be financing the family, but Rockdale, CO, and LA are far apart. Alex lives with his mother, but she has her quiet days which are happening more often. Alex is on his own a lot, and when he sets off on his own to the New Mexico desert, he cooks food for his mom to eat while he's gone.
Things don't go exactly as planned for Alex and his dog, Carl Sagan, but they always seem to work out. He meets a variety of kind adults who help him along the way and who make the journey possible.
Alex's dad died when he was little, but an alert from his Ancestry.com account shows another man with the same age and exact birthday living in Las Vegas. It could be a coincidence, but it would be a pretty big coincidence.
Will Alex launch his golden iPod into space, discover the truth about his father, and figure out how to put his family back together? Read the book to find out!
Jack Cheng has created an endearing narrator in Alex. He is brilliant, clueless, and seems to have several guardian angels waiting to care for him. Alex is searching for alien life in the universe, but he will discover that life here on earth complicated, messy, and pretty great. This one is perfect for upper elementary and middle school readers, especially those who are enamored by space.