Saturday, April 28, 2018

My Teacher Fried My Brains (My Teacher is an Alien #2), by Bruce Coville (author), Tyler Aitken (narrator)

Full Cast Audio, 2017 (original publication January 1991)

Last year, Duncan Dougal was a minor player in his sixth grade class's struggle to save their town from the alien who was masquerading as a teacher at their school. Now he's in seventh grade, hoping to turn over a new leaf and be a better, or at least less troublesome, student in his junior high, with new teachers.

Unfortunately, he's really not good at this whole "get to class on time, don't provoke the teachers, and do the assignments," thing.

Also, there's an alien teacher at the junior high, too. And since Duncan creates conflict with everyone, he's on his own in dealing with a problem everyone else wants to believe is over.

Duncan is a nicer kid than he wants to think he is, and his best efforts can't keep him from being really taken with his alien teacher's alien, slug-like pet. He also can't stop himself from doing the right thing when it's up to him to save the world.

It's a fun, and funny, sf adventure for younger readers.

It was originally published in 1991, so the tech is only slightly more advanced than when I was in junior high, but that doesn't slow things down.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.