Said, S. F. Phoenix. Candlewick Press. 2016 487p $19.99 ISBN 978-0-7636-8850-9 ms/hs Science fiction VG-BN
Lucky experiences stars singing in his dreams. When he awakens one night with his sheets scorched, his mother informs him that they must leave their home on the moon of Phoenix immediately. Unsuccessful in finding a flight off of Phoenix, Lucky and his mother recruit help from a group of aliens, the Axxa, that are at war with humans. Lucky does not understand any of this, but he soon finds himself on a dangerous journey to the edge of the solar system that requires him to understand and embrace his special gift to save the universe.
This fast-paced, plot-twisting science-fiction adventure will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The suspense is at times excruciating, as readers are as perplexed as Lucky about the nature of the trip and his place and role in the journey. Eventually, all is revealed as the story advances, exciting and engaging readers that want to know and are rooting for Lucky.
In addition to the wonderful story, there are fabulous illustrations. Black-and-white pictures portray events and emotions that add to the excitement of the plot. They are presented appropriately, and clarify and enhance the text in a most interesting manner.
Summary: Lucky experiences stars singing in his dreams, and when he awakens one night with his sheets scorched, his mother informs him that they must leave their home immediately on the moon of Phoenix, and she recruits help from a group of aliensthat are at war with humans. Lucky finds himself on a dangerous journey to the edge of the solar system to save the universe.
Solar system-Fiction —Virginia McGarvey