Have Spacesuit--Will Travel Book Summary and Study Guide

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Kip Russell was just playing around in his spacesuit like any good teen when all of a sudden he was scooped up into an alien spaceship manned by hideous wormfaces who were plotting to take over the earth. When the ship stopped for gas and burgers on the moon, Kip tried a desperate escape over the moon's surface, only to get caught again. Finally the interstellar police catch up with them, but they put Kip, and humanity, on trial.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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