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Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This isprimarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. Sometimes it's not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it's just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone. It's not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again--only this time he's 239,000 miles from home.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Framed, brings us a funny and touching story of the many ways in which grown-upness is truly wasted on grown-ups.

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Grouped Work ID 682b6cbf-13a1-e1ce-ed8b-bf55eb184fdb
Grouping Title cosmic
Grouping Author cottrell boyce frank
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Last Grouping Update 2018-12-05 23:11:14PM
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subject_facet Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Frustration -- Juvenile fiction, Humorous stories, Juvenile, Impersonation -- Juvenile fiction, Interplanetary voyages -- Juvenile fiction, Outer space -- Exploration -- Fiction, Parallel universes -- Juvenile fiction, Preteen boys -- Juvenile fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile, Size -- Fiction, Space flight -- Juvenile fiction, Tall boys -- Juvenile fiction
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topic_facet Exploration, Friendship, Frustration, Humorous stories, Juvenile, Impersonation, Interplanetary voyages, Parallel universes, Preteen boys, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile, Size, Space flight, Tall boys