Thursday, May 1, 2008

The True Meaning of Smeckday

The True Meaning of Smekday
Adam Rex

Earth has been invaded by the Boov who have demanded that all Americans move to Florida. Gratuity Tucci (all of 12 years old) decides to drive to Florida and hopes to find her mother who disappeared when the Boov showed up. On the way she picks up a Boov (named J.Lo) who has gone AWOL. During their journey another alien race shows up and they threaten everyone’s existence. Only Gratuity and J.Lo can save humans and the Boov.

I really wanted to love this book. The website is really cute and I was sure the book would be just as cute. It was, to a point. My problem with the book was that it was too long. Rex could have easily chopped 100 – 150 pages off it and it would still be as cute, but it wouldn’t have gotten to the point of being tiresome.