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Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This isprimarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. Sometimes it's not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it's just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone. It's not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again—only this time he's 239,000 miles from home.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Framed, brings us a funny and touching story of the many ways in which grown-upness is truly wasted on grown-ups.

Baker & Taylor
Liam Digby is so unusually tall that people think he should act like an adult, which leads him to compete against adults for a chance to go into space.

Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2008
ISBN: 9780061998348
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

As a twelve-year-old kid who looks like an adult, Liam has always had a hard time fitting in. When he hears about a competition for grownups to chaperon kids on a trip to space, Liam enters—and wins!—and he must learn how to work with kids his own age to get back home. Ages 6-12.

Apr 30, 2014

This is a really clever book. It pokes fun at the different kind of adults there are in the world while still being enjoyable. It's a good book and I definitely suggest it for someone looking for a fun yet thought provoking book.

ggbookreader Aug 10, 2012

Review title: Cosmic Confusion & Chaos?
Out of this world fun. A well developed storyline along with an engaging protagonist are sure to keep your attention, when you read "Cosmic". Grab your space gear and prepare for a special surprise as you ride with Liam beyond the Earth's atmosphere for a once-in-his-lifetime thrill ride. Kind of makes you think of "Willy Wonka and His Chocolate Factory" yet with an out in space backdrop.

Apr 23, 2012

This novel is about a 12-year-old boy named Liam Digby, the awkward relationship he has with his parents and the out of this world situations he rockets into. Liam is a good boy but trouble always seems to find him - like being mistaken for a dad, almost driving a Porsche and growing seven inches in a short space of time. The author, Frank Cottrell Boyce, uses dry humour and online gaming skills to help Liam cope with reality. So, if you like books that will make you laugh out loud and a book you'll never want to put down, even if you're parents tell you dinner is ready, then I would highly recommend this top notch book! This book is truly out of this world!

Jul 23, 2011

Cosmic is the story of a boy named Liam Digby, a tall kid that some adults mistake as a grown up. Liam told some lies and nearly stole a Porsche.
Liam likes amusement rides, so when a new rocket ride came out, he wanted to give it a go. His father wouldn’t let him, so he pretended to be his friend’s dad in an attempt to get on the ride.
When Liam got to the place the rocket was, it turned out to be a real spaceship! Liam went up, around the moon, and luckily made it back down again.

khjchoi_01 May 13, 2011


Dec 16, 2010

This book was quite confusing. The plot was rather shaky, and quite improbable. Yet it was also pretty brilliant, amazingly funny in quite a few ways. It was defiantly a fun book to read even if it got a bit weird towards the end, it was a sweet story all the way through. Oh and it starts out amazing.


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