Overall, Turns Out I’m An Alien is a fun-packed space adventure story that will really appeal to children. Space travel, slime filled planets, slugs, an evil Emperor, a heart-throb pop star and lots of childish humour to keep readers, young and old, entertained.
A fun and silly story that deals with the turmoil of foster care and finding out the truth and having to navigate a confusing time whilst fighting off space villains.
The characters of Jasper and Holly are instantly likeable and relatable to kids, especially those dealing with change or feeling like they are different. The book is written in the first person, from Jasper’s point of view
The humour will appeal to boys and girls, enjoying the subtle jokes (as well as the not so subtle).
The format is very easy to read with short chapters. At just over 200 pages it is a good length for independent junior readers to read a couple of chapters a night.
Lou Treleaven has written a very engaging story which is a little bit silly but also inspiring and imaginative (space travel through the self-service checkout in the local supermarkets, I knew there was a reason I didn’t like them!).
A light-hearted slimy adventure that will have children enthralled. Great characters, good humour fast-paced action and a story that confident and reluctant readers will enjoy!