I have another recommendation from an MMGM blogger. This one came from Mark Baker at Carstairs Considers. He reviews books, movies, and TV shows. I was able to sneak in a read this week and enjoyed it immensely.
Science fiction has a friend in young Finn, the protagonist in this wild adventure. Along with his younger sister, an obnoxious bully, and the girl who makes him nervous, they’ll have to somehow save the world from aliens who invade Earth in the form of giant flying bugs. Also helping the kids is a robot, the likeable Highbeam.
The lunchbox serves as a portal to other parts of the galaxy and Finn has the ability to use his thoughts as to where you end up. The ride is nothing like the turbulence on an airplane. It’s more like you could pass out any second.
The tale will appeal to boys and girls and at least one of the characters will win you over. There’s humor, and for the first time in an MG book the middle school principal is one of the heroes. Throw in some family drama and you have a super fun read.
The 29 chapters race along with great pacing and at the end you get a sneak peak at a sequel, FINN AND THE TIME TRAVELING PAJAMAS. Now I just need to find time to jump into this second book.
Find more about both books here.
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This sounds like an exciting start to a fun series! The main cast of characters sounds quite fun, and there seems to be plenty of action and intrigue packed in here too. Also, it looks like Michael Buckley has written quite a few successful series before! And it looks like there’s also a third book planned for March 2022! Thanks so much for the great review!
A lunch box — what an unusual portal to other worlds. This does sound like an entertaining start for a series. Sounds like a great story for reluctant readers! Thanks for sharing.