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The Universe Versus Alex Woods

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Harsh, kind, intelligent, love, life.

I found this in the pound shop. Didn't get around to reading for a while. By the time I did, I couldn't put it down. Literally praying to stay awake for next chapter. You'll have read to outlay of the novel. So no point in repeating Once I'd read it, and been struck by the uniqueness of this book, I went on an adventure to buy many copies. Unfortunately for me, hopefully not so for others, all copies for pound long gone. But on Amazon found for 1p, but postage to be paid. Ended up sending to Highlands of Scotland friend, going on holiday to Dubai wanted to gift copy to companion and also daughter in NY. 3 continents. It really is a wonderful read. Not a kids book. Talking about vonagaught. ? Blew my mind. A book to make you just think, make this life what you can be, and do what you feel is good.

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods is a funny and affecting coming-of-age novel, addressing weighty issues with humor, sensitivity, and insight. Alex is a prickly but ultimately very likeable protagonist, with a unique outlook on life. The novel pays homage to iconoclastic science fiction/literary writer Kurt Vonnegut, but British author Gavin Extence doesn't push the influence too hard. All in all, The Universe Versus Alex Woods is a winner for older teens.

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