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Alienated - Win A Copy!


Alienated - Win A Copy!


Best friends Gene Brennick and Vince Haskell come across freaky aliens like Mold Man, Calamari Girl, and Crumble Bun all the time as reporters for their homemade weekly tabloid, the Globe, a newsletter featuring stories on the aliens living quietly among humans in Santa Rosa, California.

Gene and Vince's classmates don't take their articles too seriously -- no one does, really. Gene's determined to find a way to end his outsider status for good, and when he and Vince discover a local teacher's deep, dark secret, Gene's convinced he's found the answer. But after taking it one step too far, Gene and Vince are suddenly at the center of an intergalactic conflict, one that could be the death of the boys' friendship, or of the boys themselves -- whichever comes first.

Acclaimed screenwriter and director David O. Russell teams up for his first novel with Andrew Auseon to deliver a hilarious, surprising adventure that will keep readers glued to every page.

After reading this tidbit I was intrigued and excited to review this advanced copy for Simon & Schuster. Alienated is perfect for children between the ages of 8-12. After I finish my copy I'm going to hand it over to my 9 year old and see what he thinks.
Here is a look at the first chapter of Alienated

The book has been read not once, not twice but a total of three times. It's a hit in our home. I loved it but today I'm going to bring you an interview from a child's perspective. After all his age group is the target market so let's see what he has to say! 
Our free copy is a bit tattered as you can see.

What do you think about the art work for the book cover?
The cover looks creepier than the actual story. It looks like a human being assassinated by an alien but I would still want to read it.  

Who was your favorite character and why?
 Vince! Because he likes writing a lot and making up stories just like me. He's smart and he does the right thing because he doesn't want to write about Walter Sparrow.

Did you find this book easy to read?
Yes! A lot of the words I already knew because I'm a very good reader. I'm a third grader and I can read in a 4th - 6th grade reading level.

How long did it take you to finish reading this book?
About 4-3 days or about 8-9 hours.

I heard you laughing a lot while reading this book, what was the funniest part?
There were lots of funny parts but my favorite part was when the Bozons were trying to get information about Walter Sparrow from Fred.

Which chapter was your favorite?
Chapter 18 because it was the funniest one out of the whole book.

Would you recommend this book to your friends? 
Sure, because it's a really good book.

Would you recommend it for boys and girls?

Do you wish Alienated would turn into a series of books?

What would be your idea for the next book?
Walter Sparrow's dad would come to earth and capture Lucy. I would title the book Assassinated.

What do you think about the authors who wrote the book?
Andrew Auseon is funny and good at writing. David O. Russell is good with ideas.

 And there you have it folks a real kid review!

There will be five winners announced here on this post October 21st by 10am cst. The contest is open to U.S. residents only. 

What do you have to do to enter to win?
Leave me a comment telling me you would like a copy and please be sure your email address is on your profile or you leave it in the comment section so I can contact you.

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Leave me a comment for each entry, that's it. Good Luck!

And The Winners Are...

Here are your random numbers:
3 8 12 9 6
Timestamp: 2009-10-28 14:58:31 UTC
Deb K

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