The True Meaning of Smekday
Publish date: October 2nd 2007
Pages no: 423
Edition language: English
If you haven't figured it out by now, my other passion besides books are movies. I watched Home which came out last year and starred (the voices of) Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and J. Lo. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it was based on a middle grade (I struggled over this designation) novel ent...
This is a version of some comments I made on a fascinating post about this novel that Debbie Reese put up on her blog American Indians in Children's Literature. The True Meaning of Smekday tells about eleven-year-old Gratuity's experiences as two different groups of aliens invade the earth. Rex do...
I am once again just delighted by the characters, imagination, and humor of a middle grade book. Others have written lovely reviews about how this one. I couldn't possibly sing it's praises better. So I will find something to complain about instead. I am once again disappointed in cover art for...
What a fun read this was! I laughed out loud several times. The characters are charming, well developed and highly entertaining. Being as the main character is an 11-year-old girl, I would say the target audience is within that age range. Don't let that put you off though, the material is plenty...
A very funny, often arch YA F&SF novel of alien invasion. Rex plays with typical expectations for both content and form, resulting in an enjoyable and sometimes surprising story. I enjoyed the ending, though it was a little too The Trouble with Tribbles to be completely excellent.
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