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The True Meaning of Smekday

Adam Rex

It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens - called Boov - abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it "Smekland" (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod? In any case, Gratuity's story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity's mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.

It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens - called Boov - abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it "Smekland" (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod? In any case, Gratuity's story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity's mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.
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It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens - called Boov - abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it "Smekland" (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod? In any case, Gratuity's story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity's mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turpin

Length:

10h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:43


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:44


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:24


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:39


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:13


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:36


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:19


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:43


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:12


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:07


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:38


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:07


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:36


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:32