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Hardcover  » The Greys PDF/EPUB í 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 else to think about now The strange metal debris with weird purple symbols and the charred earth where it hit out on Foster s ranch during the loudest monsoon storm everAnd then there s the voice that no one 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 inThe military wants everyone 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 eyesAnd the truth is it s not from this 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 website I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I m worried it s not going to get the recognition it deserves 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 event that occurred near Roswell New M I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I m worried it s not going to get the recognition it deserves 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 event 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 every major newspaper Several days later, the story was retracted, and to this day has caused speculation about what the military really found.Many 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 ends up following one of the boys and he becomes responsible for protecting it and helping it get home.All 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 important, especially for hair fixes and the spit handshake Surprises in cereal boxes did what they said they would do i.e detect radiation Every kid s job was to invent crazy theories about everything Becoming a baseball player was every 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 quotes to prove it.About 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 even 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 salvation Spit 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 his About 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 even read it That s how I know it was working The 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 givethan 5 stars I would 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 is eleven After his older brother has died, Mylo sometimes wonders if there isto life and imagines that life would be better if Superman came to his house and save everyone This story is smart insection of grief, friendship, and extraterrestrials and is perfect for comic book fans I adored Savage s first boo 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 is eleven After his older brother has died, Mylo sometimes wonders if there isto life and imagines that life would be better if Superman came to his house and save everyone This story is smart insection of grief, friendship, and extraterrestrials and is perfect for comic book fans I adored Savage s first book, Lemons and this one is exactly what I loved about that book smart, funny and full of heart.Of 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 Shadow.In order to keep this short and not reveal anything about the plot, Mylo and his friends bond and have a grand adventure in this story and it will make you laugh and get a bit weepy at times I think fans of See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L Engle will really enjoy this I think this is suited for older middle school kids I had problems with this book I wanted to believe.And I was supposed to believe that there was extraterrestrial life.But, 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, quoting comic books, and the token smart girl.Once we finally established that there was indeed a spaceship and an alien, we had had to go back and forth, and argue, and discuss.I thought, perhaps, martians might parallel his love for hi I had problems with this book I wanted to believe.And I was supposed to believe that there was extraterrestrial life.But, 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, quoting comic books, and the token smart girl.Once we finally established that there was indeed a spaceship and an alien, we had had to go back and forth, and argue, and discuss.I 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 desert.Too much talking, too little action.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review This children s story was a real mixed bag, in my opinion On one hand, it did an excellent job in dealing with friendship, grief, neighborly concern, God and faith Moreover, it encouraged 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 waslike 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 This children s story was a real mixed bag, in my opinion On one hand, it did an excellent job in dealing with friendship, grief, neighborly concern, God and faith Moreover, it encouraged 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 waslike 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 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 of evidence 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 evil and desperate to cover up the fact that aliens have landed on the Earth One high ranking soldier even 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 encouraged to do so by adults Since quite 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 question 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 example, the military has had 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, lies and believes in conspiracy theories It was a retired Navy admiral who recently condemned the president for acting like a dictator and for embarrassing us in the 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 is encouraging 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 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 be earthly 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 encouraged to disregard any and all debunking, and to think whatever they want about the matter They are being encouraged to believe people who make up things, people who lie The only adults I have ever 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, encouraging children to wonder and study if life exists on other planets is fine, but encouraging children to believe in conspiracy theories about real incidents is not Especially not in this century Note I received a free ARC of this book fromVine

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