Review! Tales of an Alien Invader by Michelle Brown

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By Michelle Brown

160 pages – ages 9+

Published by Pants On Fire Press on August 4, 2014

Felix Winters is not who he says he is. He is not the troubled son of two archaeologists. He is not visiting his aunt and uncle for a year while his parents are off on a dig. He is a Bopton, an alien species from a galaxy far, far away… Right now, he was sent to Earth to study it and he is to decide the fate of the world. Is the human race worthy of being? “Felix” must try to fit in with the Earthlings in order to study them. But there’s one problem that “Felix” encounters – he’s starting to think too much like a human…

This was an amazing book. I think the plot is a great one for an MG book. It is one that made me think about Felix’s purpose. I like that “Felix” isn’t evil. He is a normal alien, who was assigned to check out Earth and, well, to decide its fate. Ms. Brown’s writing style makes the book exciting and the story is explained well. Felix is a believable character (for an alien) who you really like. The character relations seem natural and I like the struggle Felix has with being too human.  It is interesting to see how he changes in his thoughts about Earthlings and their habits. At 160 pages the book was a fast read for me. I think I would have liked the story plot to be expanded a bit. I really enjoyed it and would have loved to have a longer book with this one. The book ends well, but also leaves room for a sequel – which I’d be very happy to read.

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

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Categories: Age 9+

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22 replies

  1. This book sounds very good and reminds me of the movie The Day the Earch Stood Still. I really enjoyed that movie.

  2. Ooo, a sequel. This is right up my alley. Love the theme. You and I have the same donut and reading tastes. WOW! 🙂

  3. Once a squirrel stared at me for a long time from a low branch on a tree. I’m pretty sure he was a Bopton. *shiver*

    Love and licks,

  4. I am not usually into alien stories but this one sounds compelling because of the protagonist!

  5. I actually like the plot on this story! An alien boy sent to Earth and it’s demise is in his hands. Sounds exciting.

  6. What a cool idea for a story! I love the idea of an alien boy coming down to evaluate and decide the fate of earth. What a responsibility!

  7. You’ve done it again – another terrific review. Great work.

  8. I like the sounds of this one. And the cover is very cool! I like the neon and the body language of the boy/alien.

  9. Looks too spooky for me, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. Great review, SuperKid!

  10. Erik, you are always coming up with these fabulous books I’ve never heard of. And you read more than anyone I know. Keep up the good work.

  11. Ha! Another book that would fit our current reading theme to a T. 🙂

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