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Where the Humans Went


Loved it! 😍

A gripping storyline helps to keep the pages turning. It is best if read in sequence with the series.

I will admit, I was a bit ambitious thinking that I could pick this one up and understand the details. I knew going in that it was the most recent work of a series and hoped for the best. While I did enjoy the story that unfolded in front of my eyes, I cannot help but think I would have enjoyed it more had I had the backstory of the characters and situation.

The story picks up where I believe the last one left off and then you are taken on a delightful, intriguing, adventure in a world centered around space. There is a lot to like about this book even outside of the story line. The way the author writes keeps the pages turning and kept my brain engaged chapter after chapter.

I can attest to the fact that the chapters are a length that is reasonable for the intended audience. They are not too lengthy, but seem about right at somewhere around seven pages. This allows younger readers the opportunity to get into the story without making it so complicated that they lose track. As someone who has their mind sometimes wander even as an adult, I appreciate that.

The one drawback I have to the writing is the names of the characters. Granted, I have no background information on them but they appear to be completely fictional. I am much more fond of names that are at least semi-familiar and ones that I am likely to run across in life outside of books. This is my personal opinion and I recognize that may take away the joy of the fantasy world, but I cannot help but feel this way.

Overall, it was a great story and one that I do not regret reading. In fact, I feel like I need to go and read the previous books so that I can follow the story of these friends further.

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TJ Radcliffe is a poet, sailor, physicist, kayaker, engineer, actor, improvisor, and writer who lives in the Gulf Islands on Canada's West Coast. view profile

Published on July 27, 2021

Published by Siduri Press

30000 words

Genre: Middle Grade

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