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PSS 118 is just your typical school except that it's a rickety old spaceship orbiting Jupiter When the school is mysteriously attacked thirteen year old Jack receives a cryptic message from his father the school's recently fired for tinkering with the ship science teacher Amidst the chaos Jack discovers that his dad has built humanity's first light speed engine and given Jack control of it To save the ship Jack catapults it hundreds of light years away and right into the clutches of the first aliens humans have ever seen School hasn't just gotten out it's gone clear across the galaxy And now it's up to Jack and his friends to get everyone home Other Print


10 thoughts on “Seventh Grade vs the Galaxy

  1. says:

    What I LikedThe setting was great Believable and fun the near ish future humanity society that's been set up is easy to fall into There is fun tech holographic wallpaper 3D printer pens sassy robots alongside very relatable modern day teen struggles The main characters are a great foursome I have included Doctor Shrew the hamster as a main character because frankly the entire adventure would have frizzled to a halt without himWhat I Would Have Liked to SeeNothing much to reuest The ending is clearly a setup for a seuel or series but it was well done and left just enough unanswered uestions without leaving too much unaddressedMy FavoriteThe tech was a hoot Daydreaming about future advancements in technology is a fun pastime and the stuff in this book was all super fun to get intoTL;DRMiddle school students fend off corrupt alien government so they can get their school spaceship back home But first you gotta hit that alien supermall Great read for sci fi fans


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    There’s a laugh on every page of Joshua Levy’s delightful debut sci fi novel for middle graders and uite a few tongue in cheek critiues of our contemporary culture Although the story is set in the distant future seventh grade hasn’t changed much in spirit except for a few sort of high tech gadgets and games of zero gravity dodgeball The school on a spaceship PSS118 may be in orbit around Ganymede but it’s still recognizably run down and supply deprived; the teachers are just as cranky rule obsessed or in some cases incompetent and cowardly; and the kids are just as restless and bored with their unimaginative curriculum But protagonist Jack has plenty to keep him busy once alien Elvidians arrive to uarantine his school Jack and his buddies manage to catapult PSS118 into another galaxy and then they’ve got to figure out a way to get home again Along the way they have run ins with alien bureaucracy at its finest these aliens may be technologically advanced but they’re not always the brightest bulbs in the box; visit a 700 story mall featuring seven floors of shredded hand towels a time machine and a pet store selling giant sea monsters; and get on the bad side of The Minister who has the entire population of Elvidians brainwashed Their wild adventures are impressive to everybody except placid celery chomping Dr Shrew their pet hamster Levy’s narrative is full of wit and twisty jokes the plot moves at the speed of light and the three main characters are adorable SEVENTH GRADE VS THE GALAXY is a wonderful addition to the genre great for fans of The Wild Robot Jon Scieszka’s Frank Einstein series and Kevin Emerson’s Dark Star books The novel publishes March 5th I was lucky to read an Advance Readers Copy provided by the publisher


  3. says:

    This was so much fun Levy's book details the adventures of Jack Ari and Becka after they accidentally transport their schoolship into a hostile alien galaxy And yes it's just as awesome as it sounds The voice was perhaps my favourite element of this book; it's funny clever and totally organic The characters themselves are so loveable and distinct with a great dynamic although I think the ship itself was my favourite? And each page absolutely bursts with imagination gum chewing alien ueens massive pet dragons unleashed in shopping malls a time travel arcadeI could go on and on Another thing I loved about this book was the confidence Sci fi often falters when authors try to over explain but Levy added just enough terminology to make things believable whilst creating a fantastic accessible world Occasionally Jack's plans felt a touch too confusing or maybe it's my brain's inability to wrap itself around time warps but overall the tone and content felt perfect for middle grade readers Great stakes great breathless pace and again great FUN I'll definitely be recommending this one to sci fi and adventure lovers Thank you to Netgalley and Lerner Books for access


  4. says:

    What a wild and crazy ride Levy has taken sci fi tropes and turned them on their heads The year is 2299 and three well developed tweens Jack Ari and Becca have to save their outer space school The fabulous concept is as fun as it is creative Levy's imagination has no bounds My personal favorite character is Dr Shrew a hamster who plays an unexpected part in the story There are so many twists and laugh out loud moments but also some very real and honest emotions as the three leads explore what it means to be a real friend This is a wonderful book on so many levels


  5. says:

    What it's about Jack is about to graduate seventh grade That means finally getting to leave the broken down spaceship he's been going to school on for the past three years It also means a chance to see his father who was thrown off the ship for experimenting on its engines without permission But right as the students are getting ready to leave for the summer things get really strange Jack along with friend Ari and enemy Becka find themselves lost in space surrounded by possibly hostile aliens and trying to figure out how to save their classmates and get back home Summer vacation is not going as plannedWhat I thought This was a fun middle grades book The protagonist starts out pretty self centered but as the story progresses is able to see his actions and behaviors as being less than wonderful and he learns from them The future world imagined by Levy feels just different enough to come across as believable without being so different that it reuires readers to completely reconceptualize their understanding of how the world works There is a great moment where Jack complains that the future isn't what he thought it would be because to him flying around the Jovian moon Ganymede on a spaceship to attend middle school is just par for the course But even in this future there are schools that are better and worse and readers are probably going to be able to empathize with Jack and his classmates when they discuss other schools that think they're so much better than PSS Public School Spaceship 118 Why I rated it like I did The story was uite entertaining particularly as it got closer to the climax and resolution I found myself staying up late to see how everything would turn out This is clearly meant to be the first book of a series Sometimes a series book will leave a major unresolved cliffhanger to try to drive the audience to the next book for the resolution Levy has crafted an ending that while leaving the door wide open to seuels still feels solid and satisfying


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    Do you know any fans of Percy Jackson or Star Wars? If so then please put SEVENTH GRADE VS THE GALAXY in their hands and they will love you forever Hilarious and hard to put down this story is action packed with strong friendship themes Jack is a lovable honest main character I started rooting for him on page 1 and never stopped I don’t want to spoil any of the fun details and world building that make this book so memorable but know there are a ton of awesome uirky characters There are moments that will make you laugh out loud And the technology is astounding—both in its coolness and how incredibly well thought out and executed it is Can’t wait to share this with the kids in my life And PS—I really hope someone makes SEVENTH GRADE VS THE GALAXY lunch boxes and action figures because I will be first in line to buy them Dibs on Doctor Shrew And the cafeteria robots


  7. says:

    Wow SEVENTH GRADE VS THE GALAXY is full of so many amazing and fun sci fi references that I had to read it twice to catch them all Sharply crafted and full of wit this book is an adventureAs someone who attended PS 6 in real life I immediately connected with the heroes of SEVENTH GRADE VS THE GALAXY who go to PS 118 A starship okay maybe a little different that plays a crucial role in this wild and futurist ride about friendship family dynamics future tech alien invasions arcades and the biggest mall in the universeThis book is intense hilarious and takes readers on such an imaginative and action packed ride full of surprises and full of heart I can't wait to get this book into the hands of teachers and kids I know


  8. says:

    Publishing Date March 2019Publisher LernerISBN9781541528109Genre SciFiYARating 305Publisher’s Description PSS 118 is just your typical school—except that it’s a rickety old spaceship orbiting Jupiter When the school is mysteriously attacked thirteen year old Jack receives a cryptic message from his father the school’s recently fired for tinkering with the ship science teacher Amidst the chaos Jack discovers that his dad has built humanity’s first light speed engine—and given Jack control of it To save the ship Jack catapults it hundreds of light years away and right into the clutches of the first aliens humans have ever seen School hasn’t just gotten out it’s gone clear across the galaxy And now it’s up to Jack and his friends to get everyone homeReview A fun read with the usual teen angstheroes surrounded by a Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy kind of vibe You will not get any resolution with this novel as it is poised for a series


  9. says:

    I was incredibly lucky to read an advance copy of this book prior to publication Sure it's a rollicking space adventure featuring PSS 118 a broken down middle school spaceship orbiting Jupiter's moon Ganymeade Sure it features 3 funny 7th grade protagonists Jack Ari and Becka who have to save their school and all the people in it for space tastrophies Sure the details and the writing are pitch perfect hilarious middle grade voice But what surprised me about this book is how it is filled with heart and human and non human connections what does it mean to be a friend or a son or a human being in the the vast universe? Josh Levy manages to pull all of this off in a hold onto your seat page turner that had be laughing on every page What an accomplishment Kids won't be able to put this one down


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    Seventh Grade Vs The Galaxy by Joshua S Levy Available March 5 2019 from Lerner Publishing Group Jack is your typical seventh grader except that his school is anything by typical Jack attends PSS 118 a middle school that is currently orbiting Ganymede a moon of Jupiter That’s right middle school in space What could possibly go wrong when you put several hundred middle school aged children on a ship in space? Just the ship suddenly launching into light speed and being attacked by mysterious aliens who are intent on brainwashing all the students and placing them in prison Are all of the highly dedicated and highly trained teachers going to save the day? Of course not This is a middle grade science fiction adventure the kids are going to save the dayJack’s dad was the science teacher on board the ship until he was caught making modifications to the ship’s engines without permission With the ship under attack Jack discovers that those engine modifications weren’t the only thing that Jack’s dad altered He also gave Jack special access to the computers in case of emergency It’s with this new discovery and the help of his amazing friends that Jack will try to save his classmates and teachers from the evil Minister This book was a lot of fun there’s tons of action snarky attitude friendship drama and crabby lunch lady robots I found Jack to be a very relatable character He has a mom who left the family is being bullied at school because of a mistake his father made and is trying to find his place in the world All of this stress has placed a strain on his friendships with Ari and Becka and their relationships are tested over and over There is a lot that goes on this book that will interest young readers There’s time travel alien shopping malls and even an alien arcade I really enjoyed the crabby lunch lady robots and their constant complaints about working conditions Full disclosure time I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and Lerner Publishing Group for the opportunity to read and review this title