The Truth About Martians

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Mylo and his best friend, Dibs, spend a lot of time talking about super-heroes and extraterrestrials, perhaps because it’s easier than talking about the sad things in their lives. When a brilliant light flashes over their little town one night, everything changes. Boys will be boys, and though they’re told not to go to the area where something crashed, they do, and they find pieces of strange metal with glyphs on them. They return with some friends and find something even more amazing. Soon men from the Air Force are crawling all over the town and even taking some people away. The kids have the most important thing of all, but can they do what has to be done?

Author Melissa Savage has written a pretty riveting story about what might have really happened at Area 51 in the 1940s that will thrill young readers and perhaps raise their interest in science and space. The writing is crisp and clear, the characters well-drawn and believable, and the story is complex and compelling. The incidents of snot, farts, and toe jam might be off-putting for some readers, but once past that, this is a real winner.

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Author Melissa Savage
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Crown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Oct-02
ISBN 9781524700164
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Issue January 2019
Category Tweens


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