Parents' Guide to

Alien Superstar, Book 1

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Alien navigates Hollywood in funny, fast-paced series start.

Alien Superstar, Book 1 Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This funny culture-clash story is formulaic but delightful, filled with fun characters, vivid detail, and illustrations that jump off the page. Alien Superstar is fast-paced, with vocabulary that engages more advanced readers while remaining easily accessible to those who struggle to read longer books. Buddy's misunderstanding of common phrases (such as "break a leg" and "live studio audience") turns into a steady stream of jokes for young readers, and Buddy's instant friendship with Cassidy gives the story warmth. Authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver even manage to get a Happy Days reference in there -- a nod to the parents who might be reading along.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate