Cottrell Boyce, Frank

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. But when the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home, being mistaken for an adult is not good.

Publisher: New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, 2010, c2008
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 0061836834
Branch Call Number: j COTTRELLB 2010
Characteristics: 313 p. ;,22 cm


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Sep 24, 2014

I've been recommending this book left, right and centre because I think it will have wide appeal. It's about a 12 year old boy who is extremely tall and keeps being mistaken for an adult. Hilarious things happen, and also quite serious things, happen too. Like, being lost in space! Funny and insightful, it's my favourite this year. But that's probably because my kids are dying to get to bed so I can read it to them. Makes my life so much easier!

Apr 30, 2014
  • hopelesspizzafangirl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a really clever book. It pokes fun at the different kind of adults there are in the world while still being enjoyable. It's a good book and I definitely suggest it for someone looking for a fun yet thought provoking book.

Aug 10, 2012
  • ggbookreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Review title: Cosmic Confusion & Chaos?
Out of this world fun. A well developed storyline along with an engaging protagonist are sure to keep your attention, when you read "Cosmic". Grab your space gear and prepare for a special surprise as you ride with Liam beyond the Earth's atmosphere for a once-in-his-lifetime thrill ride. Kind of makes you think of "Willy Wonka and His Chocolate Factory" yet with an out in space backdrop.

Apr 23, 2012
  • coopstario rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This novel is about a 12-year-old boy named Liam Digby, the awkward relationship he has with his parents and the out of this world situations he rockets into. Liam is a good boy but trouble always seems to find him - like being mistaken for a dad, almost driving a Porsche and growing seven inches in a short space of time. The author, Frank Cottrell Boyce, uses dry humour and online gaming skills to help Liam cope with reality. So, if you like books that will make you laugh out loud and a book you'll never want to put down, even if you're parents tell you dinner is ready, then I would highly recommend this top notch book! This book is truly out of this world!

Jul 23, 2011
  • COOL_MAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Cosmic is the story of a boy named Liam Digby, a tall kid that some adults mistake as a grown up. Liam told some lies and nearly stole a Porsche.
Liam likes amusement rides, so when a new rocket ride came out, he wanted to give it a go. His father wouldn’t let him, so he pretended to be his friend’s dad in an attempt to get on the ride.
When Liam got to the place the rocket was, it turned out to be a real spaceship! Liam went up, around the moon, and luckily made it back down again.

May 13, 2011
  • khjchoi_01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


Dec 16, 2010
  • ireadwords rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was quite confusing. The plot was rather shaky, and quite improbable. Yet it was also pretty brilliant, amazingly funny in quite a few ways. It was defiantly a fun book to read even if it got a bit weird towards the end, it was a sweet story all the way through. Oh and it starts out amazing.


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Jul 23, 2011
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