Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster--or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.
Why it's MIGHTY:
This one has a mighty sense of adventure (Kids flying a shuttle to the moon! With no grownups on board!), but it also has a really beautiful underlying theme of familial love. Boyce is one of my favorite middle grade authors, and any kid who loves Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will probably love this as well.