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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Rex Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2011 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ava | 6/24/2011

    " Wonderful book! Sure it was long, but it was worth it!! Every sentence I read made me want to keep reading! It was funny, cute, and great characters! J.lo, gratuity, pig! Overall great book!? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julia | 6/24/2011

    " I read this in 4th grade at school. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kasey | 6/10/2011

    " A hilarious and touching story of a 12-year-old girl (named Gratuity), a cat (named Pig), and an alien (called J. Lo) saving the world from another alien race that wants to destroy Earth. Great book, nice plot (never gets boring); Grades 9+ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andy | 6/2/2011

    " What a fun book! I actually listened to the audiobook and the reader is first class! Fun story of alien invasion, with plenty of non-heavy-handed social commentary and wacky situations. Loved it! "

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