Cosmic

Cosmic

by Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Overview

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This isprimarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. Sometimes it's not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it's just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone. It's not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again—only this time he's 239,000 miles from home.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Framed, brings us a funny and touching story of the many ways in which grown-upness is truly wasted on grown-ups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061998348
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2010
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 152,982
File size: 300 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth, The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Cosmic, Framed, and Millions, the last of which was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. His books have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. Frank is also a screenwriter, having penned the scripts for a number of feature films as well as the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. He lives in Liverpool with his family.

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Cosmic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a few of his books, but Cosmic , by far was the best. A little too easy offa read for my age (12) but it was very easy to relate to. Im not a freakishly tall boy, nor do I live in England but this book was AH- MAZING!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank Cottrell Boyce's new book Cosmic can be appreciated on many different levels, which means both children and adults will enjoy reading it. Twelve-year-old Liam is constantly being treated as though he's much older, simply because he's tall and mature-looking for his age. Boyce sprinkles in many keen life insights beginning on the very first page when Liam says, ¿everyone lies about their age. Adults pretend to be younger. Teenagers pretend to be older. Children wish they were grown-ups. Grown-ups wish they were children.¿ When Liam pretends to be a dad with a daughter who is actually his classmate just so he can win a contest, he finds himself off on an adventure he could have never imagined. He keeps his cool, learning how to be ¿dadly¿ by watching other dads and drawing upon lessons he learned playing World of Warcraft. Liam's innocent observations on human behavior are very funny and perceptive, and you'll keep turning the pages to see where they lead to next. At it's heart, Cosmic is a love story about dads¿what it means to be one as well as what it means to have one. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cosmic is a story that can be enjoyed by any age group. If you enjoy comedy and excitement then this is the book for you. The plot is so good that it makes you want to keep turning the pages until you get to the end. The writer’s style is great. I like how the story is so free flowing and how everything is just pieced together perfectly. And on top of that he always seems to hit you with something unexpected. The level of suspense doesn’t hit the peak as it does in a mystery or horror novel, but the suspense is there. He ends the chapter in such a way where you have to continue onto the next chapter Liam is a twelve year old boy who lives in Waterloo, England. He goes to school like every normal kid his age; but he has a problem, he is very tall and big so everyone mistakes him for an adult. He always gets made fun of and really only has one friend, named Florida. She is a girl in his grade that is obsessed with anything that has to do with Hollywood. Sometimes they go places and act as if Liam is a dad and Florida is his daughter. Liam looks so old that people actually believe it. One their father-daughter schemes go a little too far and they end up in china waiting to go in rocket which is going up to space. This story is the sequence of events of how they got there and what happens after they get there. It also is about how Liam learns about himself and how to deal with being taller than everyone else and being able to realize it is not a disadvantage. There is really a protagonist and antagonist characters in this book but there is a rivalry between Liam and some other characters later on in the story. The characters and the events they go through are both very believable. The author did a good job of making this fiction novel seem as if it could actually take place at this present time. I have never really read any other books like this one. The plot is very good and it is one of the best books I have ever read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an adventure novel that is tied in with a little bit of comedy.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Review title: Cosmic Confusion & Chaos? Out of this world fun. A well developed storyline along with an engaging protagonist are sure to keep your attention, when you read "Cosmic". Grab your space gear and prepare for a special surprise as you ride with Liam beyond the Earth's atmosphere for a once-in-his-lifetime thrill ride. Kind of makes you think of "Willy Wonka and His Chocolate Factory" yet with an out in space backdrop.
Ashley Henthorn More than 1 year ago
Liam is a twelve year old old kid who pretends to be an adult. He looks and acts like and adult. But his spaaceship. roles out of orbit. LIam is trapped in a space ship. Through out the whole book he is talking into a recorder. It talkes about when he was a kid pretending to be an adult. He even pretens he has a daughter,and he test drives a car. It starts out he is on a ride called cosmic. It is said to have changed every wgo goes on it.
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i really loved this book, it sucked me in. i felt as if i was there. I loved it!
MemeMoyer More than 1 year ago
Well-researched and humorous exploration of outer space. Protagonist is an 11-year-old boy who is so tall that he is taken for an adult. The author's compassionate stance toward young people AND their parents is refreshing and authentic. The characters are three-dimensional and the plot keeps the reader interested from beginning to end. As an adult, I read this book in little more than one sitting and enjoyed every moment of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book about a year ago. Probably one of the best books i have read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Also did you know that this book was an evook and you could get it for free? I got this book for free and it was amazing. You should read this ook if you are bored or have nothing to do at home. Read it a park, maybe under a tree.
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Best book ever! Really humorous. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great and i think it is very ironic because i am in fifth grade and i have a friend who is a boy and is like 5 ft.8 and he kinda has facial hair.. anyway i would highly recommend this book! It was a very entertaining story!
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Im only elevwn and rrad bigger books than this but it was a realy good book. But now im wondering why he would do that if your wonding wat im talking about then you will just have to purchase the book and find out
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