by Adam Rex
Gratuity Tucci (her friends call her Tip) has decided to drive herself to Florida. The Boov have invaded earth, and are relocating everyone to Happy Mouse Kingdom, but Tip’s mom was already abducted through the mole on her neck, so she’s on her own. On the way down, she meets a Boov named J.Lo. His spaceship has broken down, and he and Tip end up traveling together. Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a story if they just drove straight to Florida–it turns out that J.Lo has made a huge mistake that is bringing other, much meaner aliens straight to earth, and he and Tip have to stop it. It’s tough to describe all that happens in this book, because there are so many adventures and crazy shenanigans, but trust me–if you like hilarious alien stories, The True Meaning of Smekday is perfect for you.
reviewed by Rachel