October 13th, 2011 by Karen
Jennifer Lopez may be judging reality TV, but J.Lo is busy driving around the country in a floating car, fleeing aliens and helping a girl reunite with her mom.
How is that possible?
Well, in Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday, J.Lo is not a singing and acting sensation. J.Lo is actually an extraterrestrial.
To be more exact, J.Lo is a Boov who arrived with an alien invasion of Earth. They all chose more human-friendly names, and J.Lo chose, well, J.Lo. And with such a funny name, it’s no wonder he ends up befriending a girl named Gratuity (nickname: Tip).
Together, Gratuity and J.Lo embark on a journey to find Gratuity’s mom, who was abducted before the full alien invasion. Along the way, they have to escape from other Boov, hide J.Lo from suspicious humans, and deal with an entirely different — and far more dangerous — alien race that plan to take over the Earth themselves.
Obviously, The True Meaning of Smekday is an action-packed adventure — and once I started, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what happened next. But it’s also 10,000% HI-larious. I absolutely guarantee you will laugh out loud.*
So get out there and discover The True Meaning of Smekday! Before the real aliens come and you don’t have time for reading because you’re too busy fighting in the rebel forces. It could happen, right?
And if you’ve already read the book, leave a comment with your opinion or send in your full review!
*Guarantee not contractually binding and will not hold up in a court of law.