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The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Astronaut

Tim Collins, Sarah Horne,


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4 out 5

Meet Ellie--an enthusiastic, bumbling teenager who is fascinated with Mars. When a misunderstanding lands her in the astronaut training program for the first human mission to Mars, Ellie is determined to prove her worth


Ellie does a wonderful job by going to Mars at the age of 8. The first person to go Mars just by telling one line to the TV people. I like Ellie the most. It interested me that how will she go and manage at Mars. I would recommend it to everyone.

Mademoiselle Magnolia Moonbeam 05.01.2020

The great spacey book. A girl wants to go to mars desperately. one day, she is caught looking at a spaceship in a hangar. the next day, The IASA (international aeronautics and space agency) Chairman wants to meet her and her dad. then she gets to do the training for going to mars even if she is not allowed to go to mars. you will absolutely love it if you like space. it's great and tells you what it takes to go to mars. Hey wait, I HEAR SHE IS GOING TO MARS!!!!

Anonymous 04.12.2019

I did not understand the book much. It was about how a girl named Ellie makes her way to Mars. I didn't like any character. I think it is for kids in junior college.

Director Lacey Waterfall 03.11.2019

It was so amazing I would read it again

Anonymous 23.08.2019

I think this book was action packed and exciting. My favourite parts of the story were when they set off to Mars and came back to Earth. I would definitely recommend this story and for the rate system I gave it a five.

Viscount Burp Frankenstein 21.08.2019

i wasn't a big fan of this book though I love space. One thing I learned is that when you lie it can make an impact or change your life forever!

Baroness July Paddington 31.07.2019

It's really good I love the fact that they have a real fact in majority of the pages. Wowww!! Even an educational book too!!

Anonymous 29.07.2019

I thought it was great. It was a fiction. The best person was Ellie (the main person). I would recommend someone else to read it.

Ambassador Slide Glitterball 28.07.2019

This book was the best book I have read in a long time. The little girl named Sarah was my favourite character. She was a very funny character in the book! Yes, I will definitely recommend it to someone else!

Commander Virgil Vesuvius 27.07.2019

Ellie was my favourite character in this book. I would recommend this book to someone else.

Empress Venus Peninsula 24.07.2019

i loved it, it was full of space trainees and they were amazing and so was the new astronaut i thought it was one of the best space books in the world

Superintendent Flash Piccalilli 18.07.2019

I would definitely recommend this book to others. People who don't rate this book 5/5 must be crazy. (PS:I might use the word accidentally a lot) This book is about a girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. One day, she went to the space center in USA and sneaked past the guards into the hangar where the rockets were kept. One of the guards asked her why she was there? She told them that she was the youngest astronaut ever and came here to check on the rockets. She was then interviewed by the press reporters which went viral. She went on astronauts training and eventually went on the mission to Mars. This story is set in a few years in the future. It is an interesting read which has lots of facts even though its a fiction book. I liked the main character of this book, who according to author was the "world's best astronaut". I think it was named because she had no previous experience or knowledge whatsoever about being an astronaut. She kept on vomiting in the training center. This was particularly interesting to me because I like to read and know about space and the moon exploration. I like the famous quote by Neil Armstrong, "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" which has been used by the main character of this book upon landing on the surface of mars.

Coach Natty Gormenghast 13.07.2019

It is interesting that this book is set in the future not the past or present. It is also cool how they visit Mars.

Don Switch Waxwork 30.08.2018

I liked this book because I LOVE space and the moon and the stars and the night! I didn't like the part when the girl has to go in the machines and they make her feel dizzy and sick! I thought that a mischief maker who like space would like this book. I dated it 3/5 because I didn't like the dizzy part and when she gets into trouble. I recommend this book to 6-11 year olds.

Empress Viper Moonbeam 09.08.2018

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