sign in
email
Password

» Join the book club

» Forgotten password


 

>> YOUR REVIEWS

To send in your review click here



Sci-fi
Sci-fi

****


Title:

Satellite,
Molly, 12.


This book is about:
A boy who was born and lives in space, who comes to Earth.


Review:
The book is well written in a different style (text speak) than one would expect from the blurb, however, it suits Leo's character more and more as the book progresses. The book is nicely paced with a reasonable amount of action in each chapter and the ones without much action do not feel like 'filler' chapters.

The book is 464 pages long and I would recommend it to readers aged 12+ who enjoy story development. They would need to adjust to the writing style.


Plot:
Satellite by Nick Lake, like many other YA fiction books, has a storyline wrapped around identity; discovering who you are and what you aren't. It follows the struggles of Leo as he attempts to fit into two very different environments - Earth and Space - and his realisation of what home really means.


Similar books to try:



Comments

Kay Hymas, 12
Nick Lake is a prolific author of YA fiction who is not afraid to tackle a range of different subjects. His books are well-plotted with well developed characgters. Satellite is no different. It is largely told from the point of view of Leo, a 16 year old who was born and lives in space on a satellite station. Leo, alongside his friends Orion and Libra, is preparing to visit Earth for the first time.

It is a classic coming of age tale, with a mystery or conspiracy at the heart of the story. What is the mysterious company Leo refers to? The book is largely written in text speak and as a device, this works well, although I appreciate it could be off-putting for some. It helps create a sense of Leo as a character and helps to identify with his thoughts.

This is a wonderfully imaginative sci-fi book, which is character-lead. I would recommend it for those who like character driven novels or books with a mystery at the heart of the story aged 12+.

464 pages / Ages 12+ / Reviewed by Kay Hymas, school librarian.
Send in your review

 
ReadingZone

Zone Menu Young Adult SchoolZone FamilyZone Library zone Readingzone
ReadingZone Book Shop
Book of the week book cover

Check Mates:
Stewart Foster

More
Your reviews Tamsin Winter

Jemima Small has learned to hate her name because she isn't small, she is big, and her name makes...

More
Your reviews

Check Mates, I must say... this is one of my favourite books ever! The way it is ( beautifully ) written makes...

More