By Brian Yansky
A well mannered race of telepathic killer extraterrestrial beings, a ten-second international conquest, and one teenage boy collide during this wry, gutsy adventure.
Jesse is in background type while a powerful, effective race of extraterrestrial beings quietly takes over the earth in much less time than it takes him to comb his the teeth. so much people easily nod off and not get up. In moments, every body Jesse understands and loves is long gone, and he unearths that he's now a slave to a clumsy alien chief. at the brilliant aspect, Jesse discovers he’s constructing telepathic powers, and he’s now not the single one. quickly he’s forging new friendships and feeling without notice hopeful. whilst a mysterious lady appears to be like in his desires, speaking approximately escaping, Jesse starts to imagine the extraterrestrial beings is probably not invincible finally. but when Jesse and his associates prevail, is there at any place left to head? Brian Yansky bargains a humorous, grim novel jam-packed with every thing boys and sci-fi enthusiasts love: extraterrestrial beings, humor, motion, and a hefty dose of triumph.
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Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences by Brian Yansky