Annotations for True Meaning of Smekday
Baker & Taylor
After the alien Boov invade the Earth, young Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, accompanied by her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo.
Findaway World Llc
It all starts with a school essay. Twelve-year-old Gratuity Tip Tucci is assigned to write five pages on The True Meaning of Smekday for the National Time Capsule contest, and she's not sure where to begin: when her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended to Earth, and aliens--called the Boov--abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it Smekland (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod? Gratuity's story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo, a futile journey south to find Gratuity's mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom, a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious, and an outrageous plan to save Earth from yet another alien invasion.From the Compact Disc edition.