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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Starburst Juju by Monica Strang is an exciting adventure and science fiction story in which the main character - fifteen-year-old Pepper - goes in search of her parents after the abduction of humans by extraterrestrials. The twist in the story happens from where the adventure begins. With the help of new friends from different planets and her close friend Parker by her side, Pepper travels to different worlds in search of the mysterious Starburst Juju that will help her find her missing parents. The journey opens her eyes to her own hidden talents and Pepper makes long-lasting friendships with her new companions. An entertaining science fiction, this story is a fun read for children and young adults as well.
This book, with its plot twists and turns, will keep young readers glued to the story. All the action and adventure keeps the pace going. The characters are developed well and the open ending leaves you wanting more. Readers will fall in love with the character of Pepper, and the descriptions of the scenes add to the visual appeal of the story. The story has a lot of color and radiance and, with the right amount of whimsy added to it, it is an excellent book. The author's creativity and imagination take readers to unknown and unseen destinations. This book is filled with adventure, excitement, whimsy and friendship and is definitely worth a read.