Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake
Having won this book on Toppsta, I had to read it in order to write a review, but to be honest I would not have picked it up to read otherwise! However, I was completely taken with the book. Serman Capote and his sister are transferred to yet another school where they have to find their place in the pecking order. This school, however, is not like any other, situated as it is in Area 51. Although the school is filled with aliens Sherman has to face many of the difficulties any child will encounter on being the new kid - social hierarchy, bullies, cliques, teen romance, school prom, etc. On top of all this, Sherman has to foil an alien invasion which threatens to destroy the planet. I really enjoyed the way the book was written covering some very serious topics with which most children will be familiar, but with a light touch and a lot of humour. It is very reminiscent of Frank Cottrell-Boyce's Cosmic, so if you have read and enjoyed that, Alienated:Grounded at Groom Lake is for you. Hopefully, there will be some more books in the series!