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Publisher Description

Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home.

That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

Young Adult
March 5
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

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We’re Not From Here

If I could describe this book in one word word, it would be immature. It seemed childish and too unrealistic. I’m all for a good fantasy book, but even things IN the fantasy had no way of making sense. For example, I understand that all of the humans had to “sleep” for 20 years to get to Choom, but what I don’t understand is how half of the universe felt the passed time (Choom) and how the other half didn’t (the humans). Overall, I would say that this author was trying to channel his childish side, but horribly failed in his execution.

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