Zita the Spacegirl
By Ben Hatke
Hi! Have you ever teased your friend about anything? Well, Zita has. And when she did, she got into a very bad situation. She stole his notebook from him and ran away with it. But soon she came to a big hole with a meteoroid in it. There was a red button inside of it. Zita pushed the red button and suddenly, a portal opened. Joseph, Zita’s best friend, got pulled into the portal by something with black tentacles. Zita pushed the red button again and she went into the portal.
-She landed on the streets. She was lost in the town, but then she found Joseph and that thing with a lot of tentacles. But someone smashed the red button. The person who smashed it said he was sorry and carried her on his head. But then his boss came and took him back to the workshop. She had to run away or else she would have gotten kidnapped.
Then some weird looking creatures came out and told her that, in three days, an asteroid was going to explode them all. Then, she stopped some angry chickens from hurting a man. When she saved him, she got knocked out and he took her to his house. She woke up and went down to the laboratory of the man who had saved her. There, he fixed her button. Then, she found the match for what she was looking for – she was looking for a match of the thing that kidnapped Joseph in his notebook. Suddenly, she found it. It was a Screed. She went to find Joseph and the Screed.
Zita went on a small adventure with the pet mouse of the man who had saved her. Soon, she found a robot who was being tortured by little men beating him with sticks. He was trapped, but Zita set him free. He said he would help her. He came with her to find Joseph and the Screed. Soon, they found a pathway that led to them. Then, a robot came along. Zita fixed the robot.
They had an exciting encounter with spiders, but they made it out safely. Then, the Sneed arrived and exploded the button that was Zita’s only way home! Then he got into an epic fight with two robots. Zita and the man who saved her (Piper) were taken to a dungeon. Tiny robots came and fixed the little robot that Zita had saved earlier.
Will Zita and Piper escape? Will Zita and Joseph get back to earth? Or will they blow up along with the rest of the planet when the meteoroid hits? As I always say, read the book to find out!
I recommend this book to readers who like comics. This is a fun-filled graphic novel full of adventure. If you’re the adventurous type, then this book’s for you!
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There were no really intense, scary parts in this book.
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
Zero. None. Nada.
I give this book 5 wands.
I absolutely LOVED it! I love a lot of graphic novels, but this one was really good. I totally think anyone would enjoy it!