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Review: Seventh Grade vs the Galaxy



Title: Seventh Grade vs the Galaxy

Author: Joshua Levy

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: March 5th, 2019

Series: probably


Blurb

PSS 118 is just your typical school--except that it's a rickety old spaceship orbiting Jupiter. When the school is mysteriously attacked, thirteen-year-old Jack receives a cryptic message from his father (the school's recently-fired-for-tinkering-with-the-ship science teacher). Amidst the chaos, Jack discovers that his dad has built humanity's first light-speed engine--and given Jack control of it. To save the ship, Jack catapults it hundreds of light-years away and right into the clutches of the first aliens humans have ever seen. School hasn't just gotten out: it's gone clear across the galaxy. And now it's up to Jack and his friends to get everyone home.


What I Liked

The setting was great! Believable and fun, the near-ish future-humanity society that's been set up is easy to fall into. There is fun tech--holographic wallpaper, 3D printer pens, sassy robots--alongside very relatable modern-day teen struggles. The main characters are a great foursome! (I have included Doctor Shrew, the hamster, as a main character, because frankly the entire adventure would have frizzled to a halt without him.)


What I Would Have Liked to See

Nothing much to request! The ending is clearly a setup for a sequel or series, but it was well done and left just enough unanswered questions without leaving too much unaddressed.


My Favorite!

The tech was a hoot! Daydreaming about future advancements in technology is a fun pastime, and the stuff in this book was all super fun to get into.


TL;DR

Middle school students fend off corrupt alien government so they can get their school spaceship back home. But first, you gotta hit that alien supermall! Great read for sci-fi fans!


P.S.

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for my honest review. All thoughts are my own!

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