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Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake

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Think your school is strange?
Feel like you don't quite fit in?

Fourteen-year-old Sherman Capote is an Air Force brat used to moving schools. But he's never been to a place like Groom Lake High, the high school for aliens at Area 51.
It's a totally alien environment filled with cliques and bullies, but he makes friends with a gang of galactic misfits: Octo, a quick-witted Ventitent (a twenty-tentacled "octopus"), Houston, a moody robot, Sonya, a rebellious lizard, and Juliet, an omnipotent goddess. But when the school bully, Ned, initiates a War of the Worlds, Sherman and his new friends must set aside homework, first crushes and high school proms to save the world.

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ALIENATED: Grounded At Groom Lake is book one in the brand new series from award-winning author Jeff Norton, best known for his METAWARS series. A highly entertaining series with themes of diversity, friendship, teamwork and perseverance, ALIENATED features a wild mix of characters thrown together in Groom Lake High, a school like no other. Jeff Norton grips readers from the outset of ALIENATED, with his trademark funny, observant and fast-pacedstory-telling. A self-confessed reluctant young reader, Norton is now passionate about the power of storytelling to inspire people and influence change, saying “we live in an increasingly fractured society and I believe that reading is the very best brain-training for developing the empathy our world so desperately needs. But it’s imperative to make reading fun, soI wrote ALIENATED to be as fun and funny as films like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and MEN IN BLACK in order to deliver the themes of inclusion and diversity via an unforgettable roller coaster ride.”

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  • "ALIENATED is absolutely smart, funny, and true... Jeff Norton knows kids, knows funny, and nails how otherworldly school life can be.” (NYT best-selling author Jon Scieszka)

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About Jeff Norton

Jeff Norton is an author and producer. He grew up in Canada and was a Hollywood producer before moving to London (for love, not the weather) where he managed the Enid Blyton literary estate. Jeff's production company, AWESOME, is behind the successful Princess Ponies series and is currently producing a pre-school television show. Growing up as a reluctant re...

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