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July 15, 2010

The Happy Mouse Kingdom

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
reviewed by Patrick

The True Meaning of Smekday is about earth after aliens take over and force all humans into the state of Florida. (I think this is a reference to what the colonists did to Native Americans.) The mother of a girl named Gratuity has been abducted by the aliens (called Boovs). Gratuity searches for her mom with her cat named Pig and makes friends with a Boov named J.Lo.

This is a great book. The story gets more and more complicated with each chapter, and is filled with humor, for example with aliens trying to speak English (wereto you be knowing that...?). I recommend this book to everybody over 10 including adults. It's a great novel that pulls you in and doesn't let you back out. On the other hand, the last part of the book has Disney written all over it and entertainment parks with mouse mascots are a very big part of the story.

Posted by library at July 15, 2010 04:12 PM