Of Jenny and the Aliens
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Of Jenny and the Aliens

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When boy meets girl meets alien, the angst of first love gets an extraterrestrial intervention in a tale both outrageously funny and full of heart. Ten years after Earth sent messages out into deep space, there has been an answer. Music from a distant planet has reached our radios. Are aliens about to invade? No one knows, and almost-eighteen-year-old Derek doesn't really care, because at a wild end-of-the-world party, Jennifer Novak invites him to play beer pong. And things . . . progress from there. Derek is in love. Deeply, hopelessly in love. He wants it all--marriage, kids, growing old on a beach in Costa Rica. Jenny is The One. But Jenny has other plans, and they may or may not include Derek. He'll try anything to win her--even soliciting advice from the alien who shows up in his hometown. This alien might just be the answer to Derek's problem. But is Derek willing to risk starting an interstellar war just to get the girl? And just how far will he travel to discover the mysteries of the universe--and love?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 345 pages
  • 148 x 217 x 30mm | 532g
  • Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 0763688452
  • 9780763688455

About Ryan Gebhart

Ryan Gebhart is the author of the middle-grade novel There Will Be Bears. About Of Jenny and the Aliens, he says, "This book is not autobiographical in any way . . . except for that one time I smoked up with an alien." Ryan Gebhart lives in Ohio.show more

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This perfectly off-kilter love story is ideal for jaded, philosophically minded teens as well as those who would appreciate the madcap genius of stealing shopping carts to turn them into gaming chairs. --Booklist (starred review) Original and witty. --Kirkus Reviewsshow more

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9 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 33% (3)
4 11% (1)
3 33% (3)
2 22% (2)
1 0% (0)
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