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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
In The Alien Mind by Virginia Jennings, a group of aliens, the Aruk, abduct Rivinaig and some children. Another group of aliens, the Aunantet, abduct another group of children. They raise these children as their own and teach them how to develop their brains and mental capabilities. These children also have special abilities which have been given to them by these aliens. The fate of the galaxy depends on whether these children can attain freedom.
The book is a fast-paced science fiction, full of thrilling adventure. Children are always fascinated with such topics. These kinds of stories always ignite their curiosity and give them ample opportunity to discover and be more creative.The character of Dan, who befriends Rivinaig on her first day of school on earth, is another interesting character in the story. He joins her in space to be part of the mission to defeat the Aruk who have kidnapped her and several other children. The other noteworthy character is Ankh, Rivinaig's father who is also a Temporalgrapher. He can travel through time - past, present, and future.
This sci-fi story book is really a must-read for children. There is a lot to awaken the creative mind of the reader. The illustrations are good. They do not dominate the story. They are simple illustrations and blend well with the story. Will Rivinaig be able to escape from the Aruk and will she be able to release the other children who are held captive?