Winell Road by Kate Foster
Genre: Middle Grade, Sci Fi Adventure
Twelve-year-old Jack Mills lives in the most boring place in the world. At least, that’s what he thinks until he sees a spaceship hovering over his street. Strangely, no one else saw the UFO, so Jack is forced to keep silent or look like he belongs in a nut-house.
A few days later, due to unfortunate circumstances, Jack ends up meeting his new neighbor Roxy, wearing only his underwear. That night, his room is invaded by three small aliens who need his help. Soon, Jack and Roxy are plunged into an underground world they thought only existed in science fiction movies.
As he works to complete his new mission, Jack realizes nothing in his life is what it seems. More importantly, there’s no one he can trust. Secrets are revealed that can never be forgotten. Is this exciting new life really worth the consequences?
Winell Road – Beneath the Surface has a great movie-like quality that will appeal to readers of all ages. Packed with action and an inventive cast of alien characters, Winell Road is Men in Black meets Indiana Jones for middle graders. This is a great read with the promise of an exciting sequel soon to follow.
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