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Nov 16, 2020kxyhuang rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book is quite unique by design: the entire story is narrated in the form of audio recordings on a Golden iPod. Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski's dream is to launch this device into space and communicate with other life-forms out there. With his dog, Carl Sagan--named after his childhood favorite astronomer-- Alex embarks on an ever-changing journey filled with new people and secrets. A classic coming of age story takes form in Cheng's novel. I enjoyed reading into the mind of Alex as he passes through different stages of maturity, yet never leaves behind his love for space.