E.T. meets Harriet the Spy in this middle grade adventure about an alien boy trying to find his place in our world that PW called “pitch perfect” in a starred review. Now in paperback.
Strange things are happening in Cedar Creek View, Arizona: Sinkholes. An unidentified Hum. People behaving . . . oddly. No one knows the reason, but Jake thinks it might have something to do with him.
Jake is no ordinary twelve-year-old. He’s weird. Like, fell to Earth in a flaming blob of space slime, spontaneously-sprouting-feathers kind of weird. Up until now, Jake and his parents have been able to keep his real identity under wraps. But this year, something’s changed. Jake’s having more and more trouble hiding the truth. And now Agnes Oakes has seen what he can do. Instead of spilling his secret, though, Agnes wants to team up to figure out what’s really going on. And before they know it, they’re waist deep in a conspiracy that’s literally out of this world.
By Greg Van Eekhout