Middle school meets the Dark Side in this painfully funny survival story of social misfit Clark Sherman.
When Clark crash-lands on the inhospitable planet of Festus Middle School, he soon learns the natives don't take kindly to newcomers . . . particularly ones who practice Jedi mind tricks and follow nerdy TV shows like Star Survivors. As he faces a conspiring group of violent bullies, browbeaten teachers and a fiendish principal, Clark knows he'll be lucky just to survive eighth grade.
Then, hope appears on the horizon: there is Les, the enigmatic boy who seems to disappear at will; Ricki, a fellow Star Survivors fan; and the independent-minded librarian, Ms. Beacon. When Clark and his newfound allies are imperiled, he gathers his courage and the consequences of his actions ripple through the galaxy in life-altering ways.
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"[T]he real heart of the story is in its complex characters, tongue-in-cheek tone, and emotional honesty."—Publishers Weekly
"Quick pacing and wry wit give this title appeal beyond the sci-fi universe."—School Library Journal
"A fun twist on the theme of kids who take on the power structure and prevail."—Booklist
"[A] zany, clever story."—BCCB