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See You in the Cosmos
See You in the Cosmos | Jack Cheng
A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, takea journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7sand Walk Two Moons. 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he ll uncover from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew. For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng s debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time."
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RedPrince
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JulietBoydAuthor
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Audio version. This story is mainly told by recordings on an ipod, which are intended to be sent into space on a rocket, for any aliens who happen to pass by. It's about a boy discovering his family isn't all it seems. Enjoyable, but the way the story is told made it feel remote to me.

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erinreads
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“No, I‘m pretty sure he was a civil engineer.” 😂 I‘m finding this book delightful but also very sad, all at the same time. A little anxious the ending is going to rip my heart out.

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Victoria_Clyne
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An utterly charming story of a boy trying to find his way in the world through trying circumstances whilst on a boys own adventure. Not that Alex realises that they are trying, he only seems to see the good. The story is told through a series of audio recordings. I did this as an audiobook and I think it enhanced the experience. A great read.

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hdhubbard
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8.5/10 Good book, took a little while to get used to the format/style of the story. First person perspective made the book more interesting, lets you use your imagination to fill in the details. I'd read this again, would be really interesting as an audio book. Also, who doesn't like rockets??

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kellyannprz
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This was actually a nice, light read✨ It touched some tough topics towards the end, but in a slight way.

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kellyannprz
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Beer and book✨

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kellyannprz
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See You in the Cosmos✨

RaimeyGallant Hello, Kitten! 13mo
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Johanna414
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The problem with middle grade novels is that they *always* make me cry! I fall in love with the characters and I jut want to take them home and make everything ok.

Anyways... this was awesome! I love that it was told through Alex‘s “recordings” and he was just such s fun character. Definitely going to be recommending this to everyone I know.

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Johanna414
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The coffee shop got too noisy, so I relocated to our family‘s cabin just outside of the village. My grandpa was there so he read the newspaper, I read my book and pretty Miss Sadie watched some birds. Very enjoyable afternoon!

Centique That looks so lovely! 1y
Johanna414 @Centique my favorite spot in the world! I should have taken a picture of the whole cabin with the view of the hills behind it. Next time! (edited) 1y
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Johanna414
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My husband told me to “get out of the house and enjoy a few child-free hours.” No arguments here!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Holy hell this mc is freaking adorable!

amyrohn That cover 😍😍 1y
Gharv My daughter loved this book! 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm so excited to read this based on the cover homage alone!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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The whole "don't buy more books than March" plan seems to have failed...

kamoorephoto 😹😹😹😹 2y
Johanna414 Oops! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#MarchIntoOz Day 22: First thing that came to mind with the #UnderTheMilkyWay prompt. I have heard nothing but great reviews about this novel written by a Filipino American author. Anyone who has read this yet? #OwnVoices #DiverseLit

Cinfhen No, but fun cover 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Such an amazing book for middle school readers! ❤️

eachwishrezigned Maybe it‘s because I just watched the Sesame Street video for it, but I said this title in my head to the tune of Crossroads by Bone Thugs N Harmony. 😆 2y
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Thoroughly charming novel about a precocious 11-year-old boy with a passion for astronomy and a dog named after his hero, Carl Sagan. I strongly recommend the #audiobook, which is expertly narrated by a wonderful cast; the audio format matches the story‘s narrative structure well, as it recreates the narrator‘s recordings and includes all sorts of sound effects. Big life lessons in a delightful and quirky package. Loved it!

ofbooksandme I stopped listening to audiobooks but lately I've found myself wanting to go back. And this one sounds appealing. Maybe I'll try it! 2y
GirlNamedJesse I loved the book and wish I‘d listened to the audio! May have to reread it just for the experience. :) 2y
FountainBookstore Loved it. 2y
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kellyannprz
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Sangria and a book✨

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JenFowler
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This book! 😍
A great book about an 11 yr. old boy who tells his story in such a unique way. I love the character of Alex - he has more wisdom than most of the adults I know.
There are so many great take-aways from this book. Poignant observations about life.

LiteraryinLititz That sounds great! Stacked! 2y
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GirlNamedJesse
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A beautiful, wonderful story of family, friends, rockets, and love! This one is incredibly special and Alex‘s story is going to stay with me for a long time. 🚀

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erinreads
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Went for a gift card, left with something for me. 🤷🏼‍♀️ AND THE GIFT CARD, DON‘T WORRY. I‘m not a monster. 😂 Had a really bad morning at work, but a trip to the bookstore for a really late lunch made it all better. This book is so pretty! 😍

valeriegeary 😍😍😍 2y
Eggs Loved this book ❤️❤️ 2y
heylaurenmack I promise I‘m going to write you back 2y
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BookNAround Hehe. I went to the bookstore to pick up a book I ordered for my oldest and since I‘d prepaid, I was a very good girl and didn‘t get anything for myself. Sometimes I shock myself with unexpected depths of self restraint. 😂 2y
Stephaniereads1 I ordered a book and amazon for a gift, I ordered 7 for myself. 🙈😳 2y
silentrequiem That book was one of my favorites from 2017. 2y
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Nebklvr
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This was a wonderful, imaginative story about an 11 year old boy obsessed with rockets and space. He travels with his dog to New Mexico for a rocket event and meets many amazing people on the way. This novel covers many big issues in a very sensitive way. Some of these issues include: abandonment, neglect, and mental health issues. This book was recommended to me by a young patron with very good taste.

peaknit Young patron, music to my ears, I love a reader, and young ones means more on the way! I will check out this book, great recommendation. 2y
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Nebklvr
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A wonderful description in this grade school novel...

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Jennie748
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This was beautiful and heartbreaking and funny, and oh so perfect.

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silentrequiem
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Gezemice I really enjoyed March as well! 2y
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Johanna414
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It's new book day! I can't wait to read a few titles from this month's box! #bookmail #newbooks

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Joannananamc
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Fleash!!!

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Campbrarian
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Mehso-so

Alex, the 11-year-old main character, loves space and plans in travel with his dog from Colorado to New Mexico to launch his iPod into space.The story is written in the format of Alex speaking to his iPod. I can see him as an annoying character but he did grow in me and everyone else in the story seems to like him. My issue with this book is how many social issues and problems the author threw into this book. Wow it's a lot! No elementary school.

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Joannananamc
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This is a lovely, lovely book.

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Eggs
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Eleven year old Alex Petroski struggles with the big questions: where do I come from? Who's out there? And above all, how can I be brave?

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silentrequiem
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Favorites were:
ONLY A KISS by Ines Bautista Yao
SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng
THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
MY FAIRY GODMOTHER IS A DRAG QUEEN by David Clawson

Gissy 🎉🎉👏👏👏👏 3y
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Qemorio
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This is by far the best audiobook we have listened to in a long time. I recommend listening to it as an audiobook the production is incredibly well done.

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Downtonabbeyroad394
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👽👨‍🚀🐶☄️🍟🍔📱

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Qemorio
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We just started listening to this one and we both are loving it!!

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silentrequiem
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It's been awhile since a book's made me cry. This MG read was gorgeous and so full of heart. There's a dog 🐶 named Carl Sagan, rockets 🚀, a charming POC protagonist, and so much more that I can't say without spoilers. It was so good! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Noisegirly
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"Sometimes the clouds inside my head get big and gray and swirly and then I hurricane through my eyes."

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silentrequiem
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Alex is the most adorable 11-year-old ever. I'm in love with this book.

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Gnora
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It's here!!! It's finally here!! I'm dying of excitement! 😱💫💕 #TBR #space

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emmanoble
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PSA: Both of these are available to Read Now on Netgalley! I loved The Historian, so expecting great things from The Shadow Land. The other one is YA & was highly recommended by my bf's publishing friend. We shall see how both turn out! #netgalley

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Rocket enthusiast Alex and his dog (Carl Sagan) make their way improbably across the American Southwest to a launch event for amateur rocket builders, despite the fact that Alex is only 11 (“I‘m 13 in responsibility years.")

Told in a series of audio recordings on a golden iPod that Alex intends to send out into the universe, ostensibly addressed to "the aliens," this shaped up to be one of my favorite books of the last few years.

#mg #space

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Helly
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This was fab. Great fun to read, whilst being heart wrenching at the same time...
Full review here...
http://bit.ly/2jOFn8I
#popsugarreadingchallenge
# Netgalley

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abbylibrarian
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Reading, reading, reading....! #24in48 #readathon

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WanderingBookaneer
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Why is the hardcover cheaper?

MicheleinPhilly I see this ALL THE TIME. So dumb. 3y
DGRachel That drives me nuts. 3y
Peddler410 Works for me! I much prefer hard cover over ebooks. 3y
Clare-Dragonfly Amazon has agreements with the publisher such that they can discount the hardcover (it comes out of Amazon's profit) but not the ebook. 3y
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Currently reading this book. It's told in a really unique way, and it's really quite interesting to read. My immediate thought is that it'll appeal to fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time (like me!) so keep an eye out for this one!

Purrfectpages Want to read this one! 3y
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BethFishReads
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Oh this looks awesome. If you are a middle grade fan or have kids who are in this age group, you should look for this February book from @penguinusa -- Dial Books for Young Readers.

Librarylady I read this a few weeks ago and enjoyed it a lot. I'll be waiting to hear what you think. 3y
BethFishReads @Librarylady I'll report back 3y
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FoldedPagesDistillery
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This little darling arrived wrapped in the gold iPod paper and it was so cute I carefully opened it, took the book out, and found another book to wrap in its place. Said to be perfect for fans of Wonder and A Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time, two books I read and enjoyed, I'm looking forward to this.

Bookscatsandcountry Sounds great 👍 Added to my ever growing TBR list 📚 3y
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Missusb
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#currentlyreading #middlegrade in the vein of 'Curious Incident of the dog in the nighttime' and 'Counting by 7s'

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