Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.
Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.
Part of the reason I have this blog is to tell people about cool stuff. Well, this is some cool stuff.
I picked up this book, Zita the Spacegirl, last Thursday at my daughter’s book fair. To be honest, I picked this one up for me because I had heard good things about it and it looked cool. And I figured my daughter would be into it. Well, it’s been four days and I’ve yet to read it. But not because it isn’t a good book. I just haven’t had the chance to get my hands on it.
Since last Thursday, my daughter (6 years old), has read Zita the Spacegirl four times. Pretty much every time she has picked up a book since we got it, she has gone for Zita. When she isn’t reading Zita, she has been telling me little bits of the plot (without spoiler alerts, grr). This makes me so happy.
I’m picking up the second book of the series from the library today and was happy to read that there is a third book on the way.
So, yeah, if you have kids buy this book. If you don’t have kids, still buy this book. It has space and robots in it.