Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Liam doesn't fit in. He's always being mistaken for an adult, even though he's only twelve. It's not just because he's really tall; he also has a beard and is quite hairy. It's a real nuisance. But then a mix-up leads him to the chance of a lifetime: riding a rocket into space. Of course, since they think he's a dad, he'll have to act like a dad, and be responsible like a dad, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem. The rocket people have everything under control...right?

This book is hilarious. I loved Frank Cottrell Boyce's style. I listened to the audiobook version, and I think that added an extra dimension to it, because the dialogue is so well-written. Kirby Heyborne, the narrator, was brilliant; he added a sadness, a wistfulness to the story that didn't get in the way of the humour. It was just a great book, all around.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Zoom! by Mark Haddon
Fat Vampire by Adam Rex
Moonshot by Brian Floca

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