Jesse is having the worst day of his life. It took less time for the aliens to conquer Earth than it does for you to brush your teeth. Unfortunately, he can also pick up on what the mind-centered aliens say in his mind. This makes him a “superior,” “hearing” product who is forced to work in the house of Lord Vetrenomous (the conquering alien lord) doing physical tasks to get the place ready for more aliens. Longing for escape, he makes friends with some people who want the same thing. He and his new friends, Lauren, Michael, Lindsey, and a mysterious girl from his dreams, however, struggle to find a means to do so until they get word of a successful rebellion rising up against the aliens. Who is the mysterious girl in his dreams? Is she real? How can Jesse and his friends defeat the aliens and escape?
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences is a great science fiction adventure. Although the plot lags in places, the characters are well-developed and the story is intriguing. Readers who like science fiction, fantasy, aliens, action, and adventure will enjoy reading this book.
Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr. High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 Stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-9
Alien Invasion & Other Inconveniences
Written by Brian Yansky
Release Date: October 12, 2010