Dark Side of Nowhere


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Little Brown and Company 1996

Jason is surprised when one of his friends dies from appendicitis.  He has known teenagers who experienced tough bouts of acute appendicitis before, but when his friend dies that is a BIG surprise.  Soon after his 14th birthday Jason discovers that is wasn't appendicitis at all.

It's called the change, and it happens to those who are alien hybrids living in Jason's hometown.  It's even more scary when Jason discovers the school janitor has the details about a botched alien invasion, the change that so many have experienced, and why Jason suddenly doesn't seem like himself anymore.

Neal Shusterman has created a gripping tale of invasion, trust, and how we each determine who we really are in life.  This is Jason's story as he does his best to become the best person he can and use his own special talents.

185 pages  Ages  11 and up    978-0316789073

Recommended by:  Lisa Hunt, School Library Media Specialist, Oklahoma USA

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