Celine Rose Mariotti
Dreaming Big Publications
Reviewed by: Sarah
About the book:
Best friends Indiana and Carlos find a pair of pen-pals from Jupiter, befriend them, and weather their ensuing adventures together.
“I Have a Friend on Jupiter” is a sweet, slight little children’s novel. Indiana and Carlos are adorable in their earnest desire to befriend the aliens. The writing is accessible to children, featuring a simplistic villain and uncomplicated prose, while still occasionally showing flashes of sophistication—both children have interesting family dynamics, for example, though the author doesn’t delve too deeply into them. Periodic grammatical mistakes detract somewhat from the reading experience, but the story flows smoothly and quickly. Mariotti includes some subtle science lessons on Jupiter, something parents might appreciate. It’s an easy, pleasant, not-terribly-substantive read.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
About the Author:
Celine Rose Mariotti was born in Derby,CT and has lived in Shelton, CT all her life. Since a child, she always liked to write. Celine's first book was "Olivia MacAllister, Who Are You?" Her latest book is "Minister's Shoes". Celine loves to write mysteries and science fiction stories.