Learn all about Nova in ‘Planet Earth is Blue’
There are some really good books out there right now. I have been lucky to read many of them. Each one has taken me on a different kind of adventure. When I heard about Planet Earth is Blue I thought it could be a fun read. I was able to get a digital copy of this book and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for Planet Earth is Blue here:
Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger–it’s the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms. Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astronomy and the space program. They planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home.
While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can’t express. As the liftoff draws closer, Nova’s new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential, and for the first time, she is making friends without Bridget. But every day, she’s counting down to the launch, and to the moment when she’ll see Bridget again. Because Bridget said, “No matter what, I’ll be there. I promise.”
I was pretty impressed with Planet Earth is Blue. It tells the story of a character whose life has been full of challenges. The only constant was their sister who was always there to hang with them and help them out. With them gone for the first time in years Nova is by herself. I won’t say it will be for everyone but I can see most people having a good time reading this book.