31. August 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fiction, Science Fiction

Jump Boys: SOS by Alex Banks , 322 pages, read by Angie, on 08/26/2013

In the future, a group has fled Earth and someone ended up in another universe. Val and Jayce are young boys growing up on a space station in the beta universe. Their dad is working on a way to get them back to alpha earth, but hasn’t been successful yet. They are dared into making a jump by their cousin. Instead of jumping to another planet, they jump to another universe. There someone they are still able to communicate with their universe and they intercept an SOS from a girl stuck on this earth. They have to outrun pirates, space station guards and their sinister uncle and commander of the space station.

This is a fun, space adventure for kids. However, I like characters who are a little more realistic than Val and Jayce. They are almost too perfect in that they are super smart and basically can do anything they want; I like my characters to have a few more flaws. I thought the multi-universe concept was interesting, but got a bit tangled at the end. I am still not sure about the science behind the ideas in this book. If they can’t even get back to the main universe how could they get an SOS and/or communicate across universes?

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley.com.

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