Thursday, May 10, 2012

it all starts with a school essay

Assignment: Write an essay titled 
The True Meaning Of Smekday.

What is the Smekday holiday? How has it changed in the year since the aliens left? You may use your own personal experiences from the alien invasion to make your points. Feel free to draw pictures or include photographs.

I am reading The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex and loving it.

The narrator is 12 year-old Gratuity, a self-reliant girl with the nick name of "Tip" and a cat named Pig. Her tale is told through her above writing assignment.

Gratuity and Pig befriend an adorable alien who answers to "J.Lo". The three end up on a road trip in a souped-up hovercar to find Gratuity's mom... oh, and save the world. 

This book is full of insightful social commentary, unexpected depths and beauty... while also being awesomely funny.

Check out the Smekday website and Gratuity and J.Lo's 10 Reasons for reading The True Meaning of Smekday.

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