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Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe: Book One (Volume 1) Paperback – March 2, 2016
5 Stars: "For adventure fans who love a fantastical, wild ride." -- Bookworm for kids 5 Stars "This story was incredibly unique... I LOVE Bootles character. He is witty and smart. He is clever and self depreciating. He is so complex! That's not an easy thing to achieve with a talking cat/alien. He added so much to the story." Allie's Opinions 5 Stars "Action and adventure right from the first few pages set the tone for this fast-paced and engaging science fiction novel. Excellent description accompanies good character development, allowing me to feel like I could step right into the story." Today We Did 4 Stars "The fantasy elements of the story are wild and imaginative and it really lends to the overall feel of the book." Cover2Cover
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Rob H. Hunt is a children's author who loves writing about regular, everyday kids who find themselves in extraordinary situations. When he isn't writing, Rob travels across the US talking with kids, teens and adults about their media habits. Rob lives with his wife, three children and one goldfish in Connecticut. If you would like more news and information about Rob or his books, you can follow him via: His website: http://robhhunt.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/robhhunt Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobHHunt
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This review was written by Parker (age 9). He received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Kyle is pulled into the adventure of a lifetime the minute the first chapter begins. Concerned about his all of a sudden disappeared mom, he leaps through a portal with his pet cat, Bootles, only to discover that life is not what it seems. He's in over his head in a galactic man hunt. . .or cat hunt.
Kyle is a fun kid, who takes things pretty well in stride. His thoughts and actions are completely understandable even when danger abounds. There's friendship and trust among the quirkiness, as this book head starts a series which is sure to be a lot of fun. And who knows where it will take Kyle next. But the character who really catches the attention is Bootles. Not only is the story sometimes told from his point of view, but who doesn't love a talking cat?
There are so many interesting and fun alien creations, from Battle Droids to Krankens and more. Each one is well described and exactly the kind of things readers will wish they got a chance to see for themselves. The illustrations sprinkled in between are an added bonus, which I always love to see in literature for this age group.
There isn't much time to stop for breathers because Kyle and Bootles have their hands full, and when Sophia joins the picture, the action really gets under way. If you're looking for character depth or lots of thought, this won't be the book for you but is rather something for adventure fans who love a fantastical, wild ride.
Summed up: This is an action packed, alien adventure for readers ages 8 to around 10. It's an easy, short read, and will especially appeal to more reluctant readers.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
The pace of this story is perfect for it’s age group. It continuously moves but not overwhelmingly so. It’s a well paced series of interesting and exciting events that hold the readers attention without becoming tedious or expected. After about halfway through the book you get the feeling that things are going to continue to be a bit hectic. I enjoyed that there was a lot going on but it stayed original.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the zoo planet and it’s odd choice of zookeeper species. If someone were to ask me what species of animal would be best for running a zoo, I would think frogs would be last on my list. If they were on my list at all. Wonderful choice by the author. Very unexpected.
I LOVE Bootles character. He is witty and smart. He is clever and self depreciating. He is so complex! That’s not an easy thing to achieve with a talking cat/alien. He added so much to the story.
On top of everything I love about this book, the thing that I have to say I am the most happy about is that as an adult I really enjoyed reading it. I am actually really excited about the next book. It is not easy to write a book for middle school kids that appeals to adults as well.
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