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Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.

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ASTROTWINS -- PROJECT BLASTOFF successfully launches an engaging series that challenges kids to consider sophisticated scientific concepts. Packaged as a kids' adventure story, it makes science relatable and fun (thought it's very thin on plausibility). Kids who are familiar with the Kelly twins -- who have become especially well-known for their involvement in research for long-term space exploration -- will appreciate the many autobiographical touches.

There's a lot of information to absorb, and some readers will skip right over the chunks of dry, textbook-like dialogue. But aspiring astronauts and anyone who marvels at the stars will enjoy the spirit of adventure of ambition. Better yet, it just might inspire some kids to turn off a screen and go build something on their own.

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