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Uage G 4 swears 0 f Content G Violence GBUYING ADVISORY EL "ESSENTIALAUDIENCE APPEAL AVERAGE When a flying saucer crashes into a field in " APPEAL AVERAGE When a flying saucer crashes into a field in NM in 1947 Mylo Is Called On By is called on by surviving Martians for help He and his friends Dibs and Gracie seek and find the survivors and a whole lot of trouble The Army Air Force doesn t want the public to think a flying saucer has crashed into a local field but Mylo has already felt the loss of a much loved brother and cannot bear the plea for help without trying He and his friend Dibs and crush Gracie decide to investigate Who they find is ach other adults in their town and an The Fix extraterrestrial family In the series ofvents that unfold heroes are made courage is awakened friendships are grown families are loved lives are awakened and worlds become closer that imaginedThis book touches on the pain and loss of death in positive and real ways The gray catches and takes than we know but love and friendship can bring the color back to life The Truth About Aliens is a great story that mirrors history with mystery and friendship with family I choose to believe in aliens Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monsterBy Clara Picketthttpskissthebookjrblogspotcom20 Melissa Savage writes stories about otherworldy creatures bigfoots martians and human loss In my opinion this book isn t as good as her first novel LEMONS but it is full of well crafted characters and descriptions She throws in a twist very time the story begins to meander And I njoyed all of the references to things from days gone by like Superman on the radio black and white Flash Gordon serials and Kellogg s cereal with pep This children s story was a real mixed bag in my opinion On one hand it did an xcellent job in dealing with friendship grief neighborly concern God and faith Moreover it ncouraged writing as a method of dealing with sad feelings On the other hand it had too much of what would be considered gross boy stuff and the character of Dibs was like a caricature in the beginning of the story Those two things are minor though compared to what I thought was the main problem of the book it is Desire in Seven Voices encouraging children to believe in conspiracy theories Author Melissa Savage takes conspiracy ideas that have been around for decades about the Roswell New Mexico UFO incident in the 1940s which all have been debunked and makes them seem legitimate in this book At least one person involved in the real Roswell incident is a character in this story too Now years ago I likely would have had little problem with a children s story of this nature but not today Critical thinking is obviously not being taught in many schools any longer and many adults are also obviously lacking in the ability to think critically I m not talking about critical thinking as defined by scientist but critical thinking that involves ceasing to believe things when there is a lot ofvidence that what is being believed is not true That pertains to both things and people So many individuals in current times appear to believe that whatever they want to believe is the truth Children are learning from this too Believe whatever you want and disregard any facts that contradict your beliefs In this book the military is seen as vil and desperate to cover up the fact that aliens have landed on the Earth One high ranking soldier ven threatens children getting right in their faces At least one child is manhandled The two retired military officers in the story are seen as good and kind and had to leave the military because they were good and kind Children lie to protect an alien and are ncouraged to do so by adults Since uite a few characters have Mexican surnames it s hard not to wonder if this story is also actually an illegal alien one incognito Decades ago such a view of the military might have been accepted without uestion by many Today however it s the military that seems to be the trying to prevent abuse of power in this country It s the military that seems rational For xample the military has the military that seems rational For xample the military has little interest in having a parade showing off their hot stuff a parade that the President of the United States wants A president who constantly abuses power Else seems to hear There it is againHelp But who And why him after he couldn’t save the one person who mattered than anything Something crashed in the desert north of Roswell New Mexico in 1947 The military wants veryone to believe it’s just a fallen weather balloon But Mylo Story and his best friend Dibs know the truth They know it because they were there and saw it with their own yesAnd the truth isit’s not from this. I thoroughly njoyed this book and I m worried IT S GOING TO GET THE RECOGNITION IT s not going to the recognition it The cover and title are very much fitting with the story but I m not sure its going to sell it The science fiction genre always comes in last place in student interest surveys and this book looks 100% science fiction Kids today run from the word martian like the plague Unless the librarian talks up this book kids will never know that it s based on a true vent that occurred near Roswell New Mexico In 1947 an official from the Army Air Force Base announced that they had recovered a flying saucer The story appeared on the cover of very MAJOR NEWSPAPER SEVERAL DAYS LATER THE newspaper Several days later the was retracted and to this day has caused speculation about what the military really foundMany people including ones who were kids at the time claim to have seen the flying saucer up close Savage s story is a fictional account of what might have happened The best way to describe it is It meets E T It because there is a comical group of 5 kids who journey out to the crash site to investigate and E T because an alien Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) ends up following one of the boys and he becomes responsible for protecting it and helping it get homeAll that makes for a cool story but what s most incredible about this book is how well Savage describes the perspective of kids in 1947 Superhero comics and westerns were priority 1 A Coke and Cracker Jacks were consumed as often as spare change allowed Spit was importantspecially for hair fixes and the spit handshake Surprises in cereal boxes did what they said they would do ie detect radiation Every kid s job was to invent crazy theories about verything Becoming a baseball player was very kid s dream Dogs got cool names like Clark Kent Going to church on Sunday was as sure as going to school The character development is off the charts and here s a few uotes to prove itAbout God If he s not going to listen to me then I m done listening to Him That s why we don t talk any Not ven in church on Sundays But I fake it for Momma s sake If she knew I wasn t speaking to God I d be saying Hail Mary until she was good and sure my soul was back on track toward heavenly salvationSpit promise I take a deep breath and gather up all the spit in my mouth Then I hock a good one in the center of my palm and slap my sloppy hand against hisAbout cereal box prizes You should ve sent in for one of those Atomic Bomb Rings They detect radioactive material Spuds informs Dibs I don t think it detects the radiation Diego says Sure does Dibs pipes up The air was so thick with radiation the ring couldn t ven read it That s how I know it was workingThe way the kids talk and interact is just like the kids in It and Stand By Me both written by Stephen King a master storyteller I truly hope people discover this book If I could give than 5 stars I would Great story I loved that it took place in NM E ARC from Edelweiss PlusMylo lives with his parents and baby sister near Roswell New Mexico in 1947 His best friend Dibs is obsessed with Martians and comics specially Planet Comics The two boys spend a lot of time together since Dibs mother left home and his father is not coping well Mylo has lost his brother Obie and also has trouble coping with his grief When there is a huge sudden flash of light in the sky one night Mylo is sure it is a Martian flying saucer landing and with the help of his friends Gracie on whom he has a crush and Diego he finds the crashed spaceship and an alien Of course the army is ready to come and take away the wreckage for study but Mylo manages to h A awesome heartbreaking book about the rosswell incidentA good way to learn historyI recommend it to veryone The truth about this book is that I wanted to Conflict in Blood enjoy this book than I did It took me about halfway through the book to actually startnjoying it before that I would read a page and fall asleepI loved the author s previous book Lemons and this book has some of that same spirit the story takes a long time to gain momentum which is why it doesn t get the same rating as Lemons The Truth About Martians by Melissa Savage 317 pages Crown Books for Young Readers 2018 17Lang. It feels like someone’s watching him He can hear breathing tooAnd just one word Help It’s a whisper and a scream all at onceIt’s been all grey days since losing his brother but ten year old Mylo Story has something lse to think about now The strange metal debris with weird purple symbols and the charred arth where it hit out on Foster’s ranch during the loudest monsoon storm verAnd then there’s the voice that no one.

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The GreysIes and believes in conspiracy theories It was a retired Navy admiral who recently condemned the president for acting like a dictator and for mbarrassing us in the Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) eyes of our children In addition it s interesting to note that while the military and military officers in this story are bad the Catholic church and the local priest are good Abuse of children by Catholic priests in the 1940s has been documented That s not to suggest that all priest past and present should be suspect or that the Catholic church is bad but it s interesting to note where Melissa Savage is coming from Her author description states that she loves to learn and write about the mystery of cryptozoology for children Okay but isncouraging children to decide for yourself about a possible UFO crash in Roswell as she does on her website and writing a children book obviously supportive of Roswell conspiracy theories the same as Logic, Labels, And Flesh encouraging children to wonder if the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot are real creatures somewhere out there I would say it s not the same Nessie and Bigfoot are imagined to bearthly creatures that possibly mankind does not know about Roswell was a real incident in the 1940s involving a nuclear test surveillance balloon and also involving aliens and conspiracy theories that have been debunked "Children are thus being ncouraged to disregard any and all debunking and to think whatever they " are thus being ncouraged to disregard any and all debunking and to think whatever they about the matter They are being The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths encouraged to believe people who make up things people who lie The only adults I havever met who intensely believe in aliens are those who are alienated from the human race The only adults I know who constantly lie are living a lie of one sort or another They do not want to deal with their addictions or secret lives or whatever and want others to believe their lies as well as lies bigger than the ones they tell There s some difference of course in how children think and believe Children often create fantasies because they need those fantasies to help them survive their childhood years They don t have the power of adulthood to change their lives Fantasy is fine Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems encouraging children to wonder and study if lifexists on other planets is fine but ncouraging children to believe in conspiracy theories about real incidents is not Especially not in this centuryNote I received a free ARC of this book from Vine I had problems with this book I wanted to believeAnd I was supposed to believe that there with this book I wanted to believeAnd I was supposed to believe that there xtraterrestrial lifeBut my gosh it was like pulling teeth On one hand we had Mylo mourning his brother s death Then we had his friends hanging around with him uoting comic books and the token smart girlOnce we finally The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth established that there was indeed a spaceship and an alien we had had to go back and forth and argue and discussI thought perhaps martians might parallel his love for his dead older brother and the story hinted at that then turned and left us in the desertToo much talking too little actionThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review Mylo has moved to a small town near Roswell New Mexico to a ranch that is just as alien to him as a Martian He does make a good friend Dibs who like him has smelly toes and isleven After his older brother has died Mylo sometimes wonders if there is to life and imagines that life would be better if Superman came to his house and save veryone This story is smart insection of grief friendship and xtraterrestrials and is perfect for comic book fans I adored Savage s first book Lemons and this one is xactly what I loved about that book I adored Savage s first book Lemons and this one is xactly what I loved about that book funny and full of heartOf course the story starts out with Mylo and his best friend Dibs spending the night Except that important revelation are given within the first few pages Dibs father is a single dad and Mylo s brother died the year previously Yes there is a lot of boy stuff but the story truly gets interesting when they actually discover an alien that has crashed to Earth In an ET like situation the boys and now with the help of a smart girl the trio are determined to help the alien AKA Moon ShadowIn order to keep this short and not reveal anything about the plot Mylo and his frien. WorldThe Army Air Force threatens the town into silent fear as they create a worldwide cover up But someone is still calling him and Mylo Story knows he can’t just walk away He soon finds himself in another fight to save a life He isn’t going to let another one slip through his fingers not again This time he would keep his promise no matter whatAnd just maybe one of the lives he saves is his own Taken from the author's websi. .