Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763643843, 227pp.
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
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A polite race of telepathic killer aliens, a ten-second world conquest, and one teenage boy collide in this wry, gutsy adventure. (Ages 14 and up) Jesse is in history class when a formidable, efficient race of aliens quietly takes over the earth in less time than it takes him to brush his teeth. Most humans simply fall asleep and never wake up. In moments, everyone Jesse knows and loves is gone, and he finds that he is now a slave to an inept alien leader. On the bright side, Jesse discovers he's developing telepathic powers, and he's not the only one. Soon he's forging new friendships and feeling unexpectedly hopeful. When a mysterious girl appears in his dreams, talking about escaping, Jesse begins to think the aliens may not be invincible after all. But if Jesse and his friends succeed, is there anywhere left to go? Brian Yansky offers a funny, grim novel packed with everything boys and sci-fi fans love: aliens, humor, action, and a healthy dose of triumph.
About the Author
Brian Yansky is the author of MY ROAD TRIP TO THE PRETTY GIRL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD and WONDERS OF THE WORLD. He holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College and lives in Austin, Texas, where he teaches writing at Austin Community College.