“As you get older it’s easy to forget where you come from and why you’re here. It’s important to try to remember. So we like to ask our children.”
This was a very imaginative story with great messages, and was just a fun read. It did take me a few chapters to get into the story; the first few chapters seemed like quick, disjointed anecdotes of Hustin’s childhood. However, once Astol arrives on the scene the plot flows very smoothly. I was very interested in Astol’s planet, the chain of Earths and how Earth 5 became unchained. The science behind the explanations is pretty well thought out and very creative, I’m glad there were illustrations to go along with them, too. Most of all I liked when Hustin and Tonya had to explain all the little idiosyncrasies of life on Earth 5 to Astol, and when Astol explained how simply things were done on Earth 24. There were a lot of good things to think about in these conversations, as well as good messages of creativity, innovation and hope. Earth 5 is appropriate for young adults and enjoyable for adults as well.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.