Article Title

See You in the Cosmos


Emma Patton


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, space, schizophrenia dogs, neglect, death

Document Type

Book Review


Alex is planning to create a rocket that will go all the way to space, so he makes recordings on his iPod about what life is like on Earth to send to space in the rocket. Alex first plans to go on a quick vacation to meet with other rocket enthusiasts, but then he meets people who are on their own journeys of self-discovery, and he prolongs his trip. Soon, Alex finds himself in Las Vegas to look for the father he always thought was dead and then in Los Angeles to surprise his older brother. But by the time it’s time for Alex to return home, his view of the world isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Suddenly, Alex has all these new supporters in his life, friends he never knew he needed, and they help him to see that maybe the way he’s been living isn’t as wonderful as he always said it was.