I had the honor of receiving a copy of The Boy From Earth in return for an honest review. Though rather than read this book myself, I handed it over to my ten year old son to enjoy and give me his thoughts on it; he fits the book’s audience much more so than I!
This middle grade book follows a young boy, Bobby, who is scared of almost everything, which makes the prospect of attending an international Space Academy all the more frightening. My son, who has a few fears of his own, was easily able to relate to Bobby, and right from the first chapter was invested in the character and how the story would unfold. It was funny, and my son was laughing while reading frequently, and the fact that it was set in space too was just the icing on the cake as far as he was concerned.
It was perhaps a little bit below his reading level, so it was a quick and easy book for him to read, but he still loved it all the same.
* This ebook ARC was provided by Text Publishing through NetGalley for an honest review.
4 / 5 Stars.