From the Back of the Book:
“Gilbert never knew that school could be so dangerous! Determined to accompany his new friend, Aoleon, wherever she goes, Gilbert soon finds himself back in school – at the Martian Space Academy. There he’s introduced to Martian society, hears a history lesson on the Draconian and Andromedan races, and even gets invited to a psiball match. But Gilbert soon finds out it’s not all fun and games. Not only is Aoleon’s arch nemesis, Charm Lepton, determined to make sure that Aoleon doesn’t make it through the psiball game, but Gilbert also comes under attack when a mysterious force attempts to control him. Do our two heroes have what it takes to survive? Find out in this exciting middle-grade science fiction adventure that’s sure to please young readers!”
Meet the Author
Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.
If you have not read my thoughts on the first book yet, go here to check it out. As you can see we had some mixed feelings about it. While it was not a 100% hit for my girls, they were still happy to get started on book number #2. Let me say that we are so glad that we did. Number 2 was a much better book for us. My girls were way more interested in the story line of this book.
Maybe it had to do with the fact that they were just starting a new year of school and so was the main character, Gilbert, of the story was too. One big difference, he was going to martian school. The girls were so interested in all the differences between Earth schools and Aoleon’s school.
It has a dash of Harry Potter: with a new sport to learn, and someone trying to control Gilbert.
All three of my girls really enjoyed this one. I think that it was a little over the head of my youngest, were she was not completely following and enjoying the story line. However, the illustrations were amazing, she fully enjoyed exploring each one.
Overall, a great book and they are very much looking forward to book #3.