Imaginary friends & space travel

This set of books have to do with space, a little about science, and a lot about existing and finding meaning exactly where you are.

  1. My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath – I loved this book because I relate to Jane. I am 28 and I long to have 100 adventures this year and every year!
  2. Confessions of My Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas – It reminds me of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, about a doll/imaginary friend who journeys then finds his way back to his original owner. It’s a special book for sure.
  3. The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas – Michelle Cuevas definitely has her own style and her stories involve a lot of imagination!
  4. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng – I really enjoyed this book as well because Alex is so lost and so are the people around him. It’s a book that makes me wish there were better adults in children’s lives, so children can grow up to be those adults for the next generation. That is a huge order but isn’t it what humanity is about? I felt upset on behalf of Alex and how the adults in his life did not step up.
  5. The Wet Engine by Brian Doyle – The book is about the human heart through the lens of science, poetry, literature, and encounters with people. The author wrote this book because his son was born missing one of the chambers of his heart. In a way the whole book is like a really long prayer and praise about the engine that keeps each of us going.

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