Review- See You in the Cosmos, Jack Cheng

See You in the Cosmos was a beautifully written story about, and mostly told by, a young boy who dreams of launching his ‘Golden iPod’ into space.

The majority of the story is told from the innocent point of view of Alex, who is making a series of audio recordings on his previously mentioned ‘Golden iPod’. I really enjoyed reading the story from Alex’s young, naïve point of view as it helped to create a humorous aspect to the story that otherwise wouldn’t exist. The structure of the novel, audio transcripts from Alex’s iPod, was also very unique and reminded me of another, mostly unrelated, novel that I read earlier this year, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James, which also used audio recordings as a way to tell the story.

Aside from the point of view and structure, the rest of the story flowed really smoothly; the characters were both creative and relatable and the storyline was constantly moving. A short novel, I could have easily read it all in one go. I decided, however, to read it slowly in an attempt to savour the beautiful story.

Overall, See You in the Cosmos was a sweet, funny and inspirational novel that readers of all ages could enjoy. 4 stars!


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