01. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke, 192 pages, read by Angie, on 01/31/2013

Zita and her friend Joseph find a meteorite hole with a strange button. Zita, being the curious girl she is, pushes the button. Joseph is sucked through a portal. Zita follows him to a strange world that is on the brink of annihilation by an asteroid. Zita must find Joseph before the planet is destroyed. Along the way she meets a unique cast of characters: battle bot One, giant mouse Mouse, broken down robot Randy and Strong Strong (not sure what he is other than an alien!). They set off to rescue Joseph from the Scriptorians at the Castle. The Scriptorians think Joseph is the savior who will destroy the asteroid.

I really enjoyed Zita. She is spunky and ready for adventure. Her friends are equally as entertaining. I think this is a great graphic novel for middle grades, especially girls.

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