Title: Boom!: (Or 70,000 Light Years)
Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Release Date: January 1st 2009
I decided to read this book after I found it on a bookstore for a really cheap price and also because I remembered that I read something else by this author not long ago - needless to say that I really enjoyed the "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time".
This book was pure fun from page 1 to page 194. I have never laughed so loud and for so long whilst reading a book in my life. I even made a fool of myself on the bus because of it.
The plot was amazing for a kid's book. Aliens, teachers, curious kids with a love'hate relationship with their sibling... Fantastic.
The ending was the only thing that prevented me from giving this book a 5 star, since it seems to me that the story doesn't really end. Which is not always a bad thing, but on this case it left me wanting more.
I would advise this book to anyone with a soft spot for kids book's.