Out of This World

March 15, 2019
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In Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, Gabi Reál has a mystery to solve: Who put a raw chicken in her friend’s locker? Gabi suspects the new kid in school, Sal Vidón. But as she investigates, Gabi discovers Sal’s big secret. He has the power to break through the here and now, opening a portal into another universe. Gabi joins Sal as he manipulates space and time. But they both soon learn that these adventures come with risks.

Author CARLOS HERNANDEZ loves science fiction. “It’s the genre that opens up my brain and heart the most,” he told TFK. But he also enjoyed a more down-to-earth element of the story—friendship. “The people you meet out in the world can become your family, just by being there for you when you need them,” he says.