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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite
The destiny of two planets depends on a twelve-year-old girl and her acquisition of a highly advanced astrological technology that disappeared many years ago in the science fiction fantasy Journey to the Hopewell Star by Hannah D. State. Sam Sanderson's parents are notable scientists who are on a secret project and have left Sam at the farm in her grandfather's care. Unable to visit her on her twelfth birthday, her parents send her presents with Boj, a young man from another planet. Among her gifts are two specific items that will transform her life. One is The Mind Traveler's Teachings, a book from her father, and another is a small device that opens a wormhole to other galaxies. Taking a trip with Boj to his home planet Kryg, Sam discovers that the fate of the earth is far worse than previously thought. Kryg is in trouble as well and on the verge of extinction. According to an old prophecy, Sam is the one who can prevent both earth and Kryg from their self-imposed destruction by locating the missing Hopewell Star. But where can a twelve-year-old girl look for a highly technologically advanced creation? And how can she launch planetary modifications that will benefit two worlds?
Journey to the Hopewell Star by Hannah D. State is a thrilling science fiction novel set in another galaxy as well as on earth. It has an exciting plot, colorful story worlds, unique characters, and fascinating creatures. The protagonists are engaging and likable and are people you want to meet again. Sam is wise for her age, and her methods for dealing with bullies are unique as well as entertaining and commendable. Including action-packed scenes, a deadly conflict, and a formidable villain, it is a spellbinding story that is impossible to put down. It is a sensational tale that will delight readers aged eight to twelve years old who enjoy thrilling science fiction fantasy stories containing ordinary girls who become extraordinary heroines.