Kyle and the Key to the Universe by Rob Hunt
Series | Kyle Evans
Genre| Middle Grade, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Publisher| Rob H Hunt
Publication| 2 March, 2016
My Format | Paperback
Some kids love adventure, and dream of being a hero. Ten-year-old Kyle Evans is not one of those kids, but when a giant hole appears in his bedroom and swallows his mom, a hero is what Kyle must become. Kyle sets out on the journey of a lifetime and discovers along the way that Battle Droids are scarier than Search Droids, Kranken are more terrifying than eith of these, and you should never stand still near a Burgly Bug. But more important than any of this, Kyle learns that sometimes a cat is not just a cat. Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe is the first book in an exciting adventure trilogy that takes a boy, his cat and his friend Sofia across the universe, gradually revealing their amazing destiny.
I would like to thank that author, Rob H Hunt, for sending me a copy of his novel in exchange for an honest review.
This book review has been a long time coming, and all I could say is that it has been a wonderful read. It wasn’t perfect, but it does deserve the full five stars for the creativity and the uniqueness of the characters!
As I said, this book is unique – simply because the main character isn’t like your normal ten-year-old boy who is always looking for adventure and trouble. He simply wants to live an ordinary life with his ordinary cat. And throughout the book it is clear that Kyle isn’t made of hero material – most of the things he does were by chance and is always very reluctant in stepping outside his comfort zone.
Kyle is such a genuine character, and although he is curious – he is also very cautious of the things that he does. He deeply cares for Bootles (the cat), his mother and his friends. But, I think what made Kyle the way he is, is Bootles. What’s a boy without his cat?
Bootles is probably my favourite character in the book, he is witty and very clever. He is what I imagine a cat would be like if they were able to speak – and the way he interacts with Kyle is simply precious. Not only that, but he is a very important character in the narrative of the story – and he is more of the ‘main’ character than Kyle Evans is.
The book from beginning to end is fast paced, and is action packed. I would say that the pacing is perfect for what the book is really about, in this case you don’t get bored with the narrative easily as the events flow perfectly, and there is not a shortage of excitement or adventure.
Overall, I think this is a wonderful book with a lot of original ideas and with no shortage of adventures. Not only this, but the book also explores the bond that is made between a boy and his cat.
About the Author
Rob H. Hunt is a children’s author who loves writing about regular, everyday kids who find themselves in extraordinary situations. When he isn’t writing, Rob travels across the US talking with kids, teens and adults about their media habits. Rob lives with his wife, three children and one goldfish in Connecticut.
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