Seventh Grade (ALIEN!) Hero by K.L. Pickett

19 Jun

seventhgradealienSeventh Grade (ALIEN!) Hero
By K.L. Pickett
140 pages – ages 9+
Published by MuseItUp Publishing April 10, 2013

Dustin Cotter was a Sci-Fi/space fan. So you can imagine how happy he was when he found an alien spaceship after an asteroid storm outside his house. Dustin thought he would be famous because he was going to tell the newspapers about the ship. He dreamed of being famous until the alien inside, named Bok, asks him to keep him safe while he repairs his damaged ship.With the help of 2 new friends, Dustin decides to help Bok get back home. Things get more complex when a psycho on a motorcycle stops at nothing to find out what crashed near Dustin’s house!

This was a pretty good story. I like the Sci-Fi in it and that it is supposed to be realistic. Ms. Pickett’s writing style made it believable. Dustin was a good main character. He’s a nice, normal kid who loves astronomy and extraterrestrial life. I like that Bok was 14 in Earth years and that Dustin chose to do the right thing. The plot is well-written and action-packed! I think the cover  art was just okay. The book was a very fast read for me and would make a great summer read for kids!

I give this book a space on my book shelf and 4 out of 5 book worms! fourbooks

17 Responses to “Seventh Grade (ALIEN!) Hero by K.L. Pickett”

  1. Michelle Isenhoff June 19, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    This reminds me of that old tv sitcom, A.L.F. 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 19, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      Huh? Can you tell me about it? 😉


      • Michelle Isenhoff June 21, 2013 at 8:44 am #

        ALF was a show from the 80’s when I was in jr high and high school. The acting was really bad, but it was funny. And clean. This alien from Melmack crashed into the Tanner’s (typical American family) garage and lived with them. They had to hide him, but he got in all sorts of trouble. The puppet was an icon for years. In fact, I heard there’s supposed to be a movie soon. Here’s a picture of ALF.


  2. Patricia Tilton June 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    I kind of like that the book is written in a way that the alien isn’t exploited, but helped. Great read for kids. Nice review.


  3. ontheplumtree June 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Aliens and psychos outside my house? Oh no!!! Great review Erik.


  4. Genevieve Petrillo June 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    I wish something interesting would drop into my yard. Like a cookie or a new toy….

    Love and licks,


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 20, 2013 at 8:09 am #

      I’ll fly over your house in a plane and start bombing it with chew-toys (if you are fine with maj – minor damage)! 😉


  5. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews June 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Thanks for the review Erik – this book was included in our Kid Lit Giveaway Hop last month and I was really curious about it! Now I know more! 🙂


  6. Susanna Leonard Hill June 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    Sounds like a fun read. But now I’m curious. What books have NOT rated a space on your bookshelf and what do with them?


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 20, 2013 at 8:13 am #

      It is a fun read. Well, first, there are the 2-1-0 book worm books, and I usually give those to charity or Josie. And SOME picture books go that path too… And I donate some novels with content I dislike. AND – Oh sorry. I got carried away. 😉


  7. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog June 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    This sounds like a fun book. I bet a lot of my students would enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing!


  8. K.L. Pickett June 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    Erik, thanks for reviewing my book. I’m so glad you liked it. A review from a kid like yourself means much more to me than a review by an adult, because you’re the audience I’m writing for. Thank you so much. (Please forgive me for not writing sooner. I was camping near Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota and didn’t have a computer available.)


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