Galaxy Zack Hello, Nebulon!
Written by Ray ORyan
Illustrated by Colin Jack
Reviewed by John D. (age 9)
Do you like space, adventure and science fiction books? If you do, Galaxy Zack Hello Nebulon! by Ray O’Ryan is the book for you! At first Zack and his family are on a cruiser going to Nebulon. Zack is not happy because he had to leave his friend, Bert and his dog Luna on Earth. When they arrive on Nebulon, Zack’s dad tries to cheer him up by letting him choose a new cruiser. Later, Zack goes to his new house. It has a robot assistant called Ira or Indoor Robotic Assistant who gives him everything that he needs and wants and wired in every single room. Zack really likes the house. It has a super cool tube elevator, a computer touchpad built into his desk, a bed that comes down from a panel in the ceiling, and a really big kitchen that you can order whatever you want through IRA. The next morning Zack has to go to school. He is having trouble with the tablet he has to use, but a boy name Drake helps him out. Well Zack makes a friend and a very nice one too! After school Drake saves a spot for him on the bus and they have lunch together. Drake also teaches Zack some Nebulon words. They find they have things in coming like bike riding and an interest in planets.Zack is having fun, but he still misses Earth. Read the book to find out if Zack gets his dog Luna back and ends up liking the planet Nebulon.
Galaxy Zack Hello Nebulon! is a space adventure book about a courageous boy. My favorite part was when Zack got a friend name Drake. I like it because that little scene was nice because Drake helped Zack out in school with a history lesson. That made Zack feel less lonely. Another one of my favorite parts of the book was when Zack bit the pizza. When he took a bite he said it tasted like Tip Top Pizza back on Earth. I liked this part because I am happy that he is starting to change his mind about Nebulon. The pictures that go with that scene are also really funny because the first one shows Zack happy to have the pizza in his mouth. The second shows all the cheese stretching and him trying to get it in his mouth. Zack reminds me of when I moved from White Plains to Pelham because I was really sad like Zack. My dad was trying to cheer me up, but it did not work. I ended up liking Pelham just like Zack ended up liking Nebulon because I also got a friend that made me feel better about moving. I love the illustration when Zack gets his dog Luna back because it shows that Zack has joy and it seems that Zack will like Nebulon better with his dog Luna back. The picture shows Luna jumping up on him and licking his face. Zack was flattened on the floor but he is enjoying it because he is smiling. I can see Luna is too. Those are my reasons why you should read the book. Don’t wait, read it right now!!!!
I highly recommend this book to people who like space, adventure and science fiction books. If so, Galaxy Zack is the book for you. Everyone should read this book because it gives you a lesson to learn. It teaches you to keep an open mind because you can try new things and end up liking them. Zack tries Nebulon food, bikes, and enjoys the cool new house. You will also be amazed by the illustrations. They are outstanding because they really show the expression on Zack and everyone’s faces. That’s why I really recommend this book.