✸ The Truth About Martians Author Melissa Savage – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Truth About Martians Mylo Affinito believes that he missing essential parts, such as bravery, muscles, and facial hair When there is a rumor of aliens crash landing near their home in Roswell, New Mexico Mylo and his friends set out to discover about the Martians Mylo never believed in aliens but, when he starts hearing a voice pleading for help, he decides to follow his heart Together with his friends, they set out on an epic adventure to investigate the crash and find out who is calling for help However, what they discover, might change their lives forever This book gave me all the feels It was a great and interesting read from start to finish All of the characters were flawed but, trying to become better and do better However, when someone they care about needs help, they put aside their feel 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had recovered a flying saucer The story appeared on the cover of every major newspaper Several days later, the story was retracted, and to this day has caused speculation about what the military really found.Many people, including ones who were kids at the time, claim to have seen the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 A Boy And His Best Friends Set Out To Discover The Aliens Who Crash Landed Next To Their Roswell, New Mexico, Farm In This Charming Novel Packed With Adventure And Heart, Perfect For Fans Of Ali Benjamin S The Thing About Jellyfish And Jennifer L Holm S The Fourteenth Goldfish.Mylo Never Really Believed In Martians, Unless They Had A Starring Role In One Of His Comic Books But Then A Flying Saucer Crash Lands Next To His Roswell, New Mexico, Ranch, And He Starts To Hear Voices Like Someone Is Asking For His Help.With His Best Friend Dibs And Crush Gracie By His Side, And His Cracker Jack Superhero Membership Card, A Slingshot, And A Small American Flag For Peace In Tow, Mylo Sets Out On An Epic Adventure To Investigate The Crash And Find The Martians But He And His Friends End Up Discovering About The Universe Than They Ever Could Have Imagined. 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, especially 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 help the alien escape and hide her His parents don t quite believe him, of course, and since the entire community is perturbed by the event and doesn t believe that it was really weather balloons, they think it s just his way of dealing with the things that have gone on in his life Mylo and his friends know better, and do what they can to help, especially since the aliens manage to communicate with Mylo telepathically.Strengths As she did in Lemo First sentence In a fiery blaze That s how they show themselves for the very first time It s not like a Martian invasion is the first thing I think of when I see it, because I m not crazy But it s definitely the second.Premise plot Mylo Affinito stars in Melissa Savage s The Truth About Martians This one is set near Roswell, New Mexico, in the summer of 1947 Mylo witnesses a fiery blaze in the sky he knows it couldn t be lightning He knows that his very best friend, Dibs, would think it MARTIANS But is it It may just be worth investigating in the light of day And that s just what they do Dibs, Mylo, Gracie, and a few other kids What will they find in a farmer s field Though Mylo is not looking for it he may just find his missing courage part My thoughts I was expecting a humorous adventure story I was not expecting a character driven novel with HEART AND SOUL But that is exactly what I got This is a compelling coming of age novel with well developed characters that you can t help loving.I love Mylo I love Dibs I love Mylo and Dibs I ached for both of them I did I was cheering for them both There were other characters that I loved as well.I love the honesty of this one Mylo has grown up in a religious spiritual family The family attends church weekly and prays often throughout the day as a family But since his older brother died, Mylo has felt out of sorts How could God let his brother die W I was impressed with this author s first book, Lemons, and also enjoyed this one Both are strong in their development of characters and time and place but especially in delving into topics not typically explored in books for young readers In this one, Mylo Affinito and his best friend, Dibs Butte simply adore comic books and stories about superheroes and aliens When a mysterious spacecraft lands near Mylo s ranch in Roswell, New Mexico, the boys decide to check out the site They are accompanied by some other boys and Gracie Delgado, on whom Mylo has a crush Mylo is tortured by his inability to save his beloved older brother Obie, who died a year ago, and when he hears cries for help, he knows he must act, no matter the cost He ends up befriending an alien, Moon Shadow, and trying to help her ailing brother Science fiction fans may enjoy this one a lot as they watch Mylo, his family, and some of their neighbors go up against the United States military and the government s desire to keep all this a secret from the general public An Author s Note makes the entire story seem a lot believable than it might have been otherwise and might prompt some readers to regard what s high up in the sky overhead a little bit differently The author also includes references to the abuse that Dibs is dealing with at home and how his neighbors try not to get involved unt The ARC of this book was shared with bookposse by the author I was a little late to the party on this one because it is now released This book was wonderful Set near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, it tells the story of Mylo, his best friend Dibs, and Gracie, who Mylo has a crush on With the help of a couple of bullies turned friends , the gang decides to investigate the site of a recent Martian shipwreck Mylo soon learns that someone, or something, needs his help, and he makes a promise to help in any way he can With the help of his friends and a few really cool adults in his life, Mylo goes on a journey to help others, and discover that he had had his courage part all along One thing the summary blurb doesn t mention is that Mylo is holding on to the death of his older brother, Obie It is a very consistent theme throughout the book, and he seeks guidance from him when he needs to be brave Even though this is a terrible situation and we see evidence throughout that the characters are not coping well, Mylo still having that kind of tangible relationship with Obie is really important for kids to see There is some mention of abuse in this book, just in case anyone is sensitive to that I would recommend this book to maybe 4th, definitely 5th grade students It is definitely an older read with some themes younger readers might not pick up on There are A LOT of Superman comic references, so if your child is a comic book b First off, look at this adorable cover That adorable feeling doesn t go away between the pages of this book I m starting to feel that the older I get the I appreciate middle grade and books geared towards younger people There is an amount of innocence that I d like to latch onto and never ever let go.Mylo believes that there are important parts of him that are missing, especially since the passing of his beloved older brother Obie, the one person in the universe that Mylo always looked up to Without Obie, Mylo struggles to keep the grey , what he calls this feeling of overwhelming grief, while also navigating his preteen years When he and his best friend Dibs witness what they believe are Martians crash landing on Earth, they and few friends find themselves pulled into something much bigger than themselves.This is a story of loss, acceptance, 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 spacesh 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 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 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 th

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