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by Robert A. Heinlein
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Got My Book
Got My Book rated it 5 years ago
A Classic YA SF tale that won't be for everyone. Kip from midwest Centerville USA works the summer before college as a pharmacy soda jerk, and wins an authentic stripped-down spacesuit in a soap contest. He answers a distress radio call from Peewee, scrawny rag doll-clutching genius aged 11. Wi...
Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews
Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Super educational, and a really fun read. I wasn't expecting this to be as adventuresome as it is. I really love the main character's father. He has numerous quotes that has really surprised, and delighted me. Hopefully I will be able to find more Heinlein books, because so far I have really enjoyed...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I must say that when I read the first few pages of this book it had me in hysterics, particularly with the way Kip's father did his tax returns (by working it out in his head, then throwing a heap of money into an envelope and posting it off). Heinlein, in opening this story, created a rather eccent...
Farnaz rated it 8 years ago
Russell Kip wants to travel to Moon. He plays a lottery but loses. As a consolation he’s been given a space suit. He christened it Oscar. He modified it and added some gadgets. He became addicted with the suit. But, unfortunately first things first. He needs education and money for that. He goes wor...
TCWriter rated it 8 years ago
In my early teens I read science fiction by the truckload, and while I remember many of the "classics" fairly well, I remember the plot, the characters and the pivotal moments of "Have Space Suit Will Travel" in some detail. That's testament to how much fun this "Young Adult" novel from Heinlein stu...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 8 years ago
This is one of Heinlein's "juveniles"--books written for and about teen boys. In this one Kip Russell is trying out a space suit in his back yard when a flying saucer lands--and he gets kidnapped. I like Kip, Peewee, the eleven year old girl genius, and the "Mother Thing" alien they encounter in the...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it 9 years ago
There's considerable charm in the opening of this book, and it's likely to entertain kids and adults as the story follows small-town boy Kip on his quest to reach the moon. Kip has little money, few connections, and the odds seem against him, but his methodical determination sees him entering compe...
Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?
This was a re-read and I had forgotten how much I liked that book. It's one of those books that, had I read them at age 12, I would have read at least a 100 times in a row. The story is very fantastical. Sure, a lot of people seem to mind the many mathmatics in it (I don't understand half of that, I...
sologdin rated it 10 years ago
Kinda episodic, sorta YA, definitely pulpy. Picks up considerably toward the end with some intergalactic jurisprudence and genocide inflicted per court order. The tribunal admits that it is not a court of justice, but rather a security council (232). Narrator is cast into the role of attorney for...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 10 years ago
One of Heinlein's early juveniles, this one has all the elements seen throughout his juvenile series: a plucky boy hero who's always wanted to go to space, precocious girl heroine (who fortunately is too young to be mooning over boys), Father Knows Best who turns out to be a hidden genius and former...
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