Peace Mission

Saddleback. (White Lightning Mysteries). Jun. 2023. 80p. pap. $10.95. ISBN 9781638892076.
Gr 4-7–When aliens come to Earth with a mission of peace, knowledge, and sharing, Will and Silas get invited to be a part of a teen envoy to the alien ships. While there, they get to experience everything that the Ramlix aliens have to offer. Soon, Will and the other teens start acting strange and talking about how Earth is inferior to the Ramlix aliens. Silas also discovers an “off limits” room where he finds a binder laying out a plan for destroying the Earth. Have the aliens truly come in peace or are they using teens to destroy Earth? The plot is intriguing and entertaining. The secondary characters are poorly developed, but it plays into the plot well. Text is easy to follow and helps to bring the story to life. The layout is dyslexic-friendly with heavy bottom fonts, letter spacing, and white space. The book is written at a third grade reading level.
VERDICT A great selection for science fiction fans, especially those who enjoy the alien-invasion subgenre. Recommended for most library collections.

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