The Care and Feeding of A Pet Black Hole

The Care and Feeding of A Pet Black Hole

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A girl's friendship with a lonely black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching middle grade novel for fans of Crenshaw and Flora & Ulysses .

When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan's Golden Record, something unexpected happens: A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything he touches, which is challenging to say the least--but also turns out to be a convenient way to get rid of those items that Stella doesn't want around. Soon the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her all disappear within the black hole, as does the smelly class hamster she's taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around.

It's not until Stella, her younger brother, Cosmo, the family puppy, and even the bathroom tub all get swallowed up by the black hole that Stella comes to realize she has been letting her own grief consume her. And that's not the only thing she realizes as she attempts to get back home. This is an astonishingly original and funny adventure with a great big heart.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399539138
Branch Call Number: J FIC Cueva
Characteristics: 202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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AlieGrace
May 31, 2018

An adorable story about coping with great loss at a young age. Told simply enough that any child can understand and relate to it with a wonderful main character and fast paced exciting plot. Prepare to shed a few tears near the end but I really think its worth a read especially for kids who are going through a tough time and need to see that there is a light at the end of any dark tunnel.

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AlieGrace
May 31, 2018

AlieGrace thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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