The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

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The True Meaning of Smekday is a book that includes aliens, flying cars and a cat named Pig. But for all the silliness, I'd recommend it to anybody.
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The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture! It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it "Smekland" (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod? In any case, Gratuity's story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity's mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion. Fully illustrated with "photos," drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex.
 

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Adam Rex received a BFA from the University of Arizona. His first picture book, The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake, was published in 2003. His works include Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, The True Meaning of Smekday, and Fat Vampire.
 
Published August 14, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 433 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction
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Reviewed by Gin Phillips on Feb 27 2012

The True Meaning of Smekday is a book that includes aliens, flying cars and a cat named Pig. But for all the silliness, I'd recommend it to anybody.

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