The Astonishing Future of Alex Nobody – Kate Gilby Smith

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alex Nobody, is nobody special. Except her whole life there have been strange people and crowds gathered wherever she goes.

Looked after by her Uncle, Alex lives an ordinary life. For most of it, she has been taught at home by him but now, she’s decided she wants to go to school so she can make friends and learn things beyond academic knowledge. When she arrives, she finds she’s seen as odd by her classmates and when no-one turns up to her birthday she feels more lonely than ever.

That’s until Jasper turns up. The two become inseparable and finally know what best friends are like, sharing everything. Well, nearly everything. Jasper is keeping a secret he can’t tell Alex, leaving her full of questions when he disappears without a trace.

Kate Gilby Smith

I genuinely struggled to put this book down and ended up reading it in one sitting; I was completely gripped from the very first page until the last. It was full of twists and turns that keep you hooked into the story of Alex Nobody!

Alex is an endearing character; to begin with she is happy to be herself, but feels as though this changes as she begins school. Other children don’t accept her in the same way she accepts herself and it’s interesting to see the dynamic change with others as she navigates a new environment and relationships.

When Jasper appears in the story, it’s wonderful to see their friendship developing. They both are so individual but really work well together as a duo. I think Jasper is my favourite character within the story. He was just so interesting! He is a brilliant example of being who you are, and not worrying about others and their opinions.

I’ve always said I’m not a fan of sci-fi books, but I keep finding new novels that change my mind! This is a fantastic book to gain interest in the genre, particularly with its female main character.

If you like the sound of this book, you can buy it here.

Emily x

📚 Book gifted by publisher.

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