Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free-spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her Big Important Causes. But while Meg may understand how the universe was formed, baby Elsa is a complete mystery to her. And Mum's disappearance has come at the worst time: Meg is desperate to win a competition to get the chance to visit NASA headquarters, but to do this she has to beat close rival Ed. Can Meg pull off this double life of caring for Elsa and following her own dreams? She'll need a miracle of cosmic proportions ...
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - What a wonderful story! I really enjoyed this story as it was so much more than Meg trying to win a competition. It's about her finding her voice, her family and friends. I just adored it.
Meg loves science. She loves science so much that she has been working on an essay to enter a competition to visit NASA headquarters. For Meg this is everything! But, her quirky mother goes off and leaves her and her baby sister alone. With a grandfather, whose house is overrun by chickens, Meg decides to stay at her house and take care of her baby sister.
She is brilliant at science so, how hard can taking care of your younger sister be?
For Meg, it's hard. She is trying her best to get her speech ready, take care of Elsa and deal with kids at school. With her mother away can Meg finish her speech in time and make sure Elsa is taken care off? Or, will this ruin her chance for her?
I just loved this book. Meg's family is a little different from others. Her mother loves to go off and help people and that's what she is doing this time. Meg knows she old enough to take care of Elsa but she is scared and doesn't know the first thing about babies. Plus the guy at school who is also looking at entering the competition.
I feel Meg really grew up in this book. She knows what she wants and is willing to do whatever she can to get it. She loves her little sister and is trying.
I also loved the friendship in this book. With Meg being a science geek she doesn't have many friends but, she's about to go on a journey that will open all new doors for her.
I just want more. I loved how it ended but I already miss these characters!