In Cosmic, Frank Cottrell Boyce presents us with a charming and believable narrator – Liam, the twelve-year-old boy who looks like an adult man.  Liam’s narrative begins in the middle, with him telling us how he got into the mess/adventure that he is in.  His story is told with verve and energy, and just the right mix-in of self-deprecating humor. 

For you see, as the novel opens, Liam is in space, on a rocket near the moon, with four other children.  Unfortunately for Liam, he is t...


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