Grown-upness is truly wasted on grown-ups. At least that's what 12-year-old Liam thinks. Everyone who sees him thinks he's an adult because of his height . . . and the stubble. It's fun when he can use this misunderstanding to his advantage. But now that he's on this secret mission in a spaceship 239,000 miles from earth as the "adult" chaperone to a group of kids and they're completely doomed . . . not so much.
Cosmic (Waldon Pond Press, 2008) by Frank Cottrell Boyce is a blast. Any kid who likes space, multiplayer online computer games such as Worlds of Warcraft, or imagining what it'd be like to get to adult things will love this humorous story.
Read more about this British author/screenwriter on the publisher's site and watch a book trailer where you can meet Liam.