They Came From Below

Blake Nelson

Tor Teen

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A timely and thought-provoking environmental SF/fantasy for young adults

Seventeen-year-old Emily and her best friend Reese can’t wait for summer vacation on Cape Cod. Every year, it’s the same thing: high hopes that they will finally hook up with some cool guys…and it never happens. So it’s totally amazing when, out of nowhere, they meet two unbelievably adorable boys who are just too cute to be true! Which, they soon discover, may be the case. A lot of odd things happen when Steve and Dave are around. Reese figures it’s because they’re not from around here. So where are they from, France? Well, not quite….

Summoned from the depths of the sea by the dire threat of global pollution, friendly aliens “Steve” and “Dave” have manifested themselves in human form and come ashore in a last desperate effort to save the oceans.

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(Associated Press) Nova Scotia.   U.S. Navy officials confirmed today the loss of one of their prototype Baldwin “Hellfire” Missiles somewhere in the North Atlantic. 

The fully armed, nuclear missile/torpedo hybrid was mistakenly fired from the submarine USS Carlisle during a training mission off the coast of Nova Scotia.  It was lost at sea and has not been recovered.

Initial Navy reports indicated the missile did not detonate, but that it may be leaking radioactivity.

Because of it’s high cost and extraordinary destructive power, the

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Praise for They Came from Below:

2007 American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults” Nominee

2007 VOYA Review Editor’s Choice Selection

2007 KLIATT Editors’ Choice: Best of the Year’s Hardcover YA Fiction

2008 New York Public Library “Best Books for the Teen Age” Selection

2009–2010 Pennsylvania School Library “Young Reader’s Choice” Nominee

“The action is exciting and the myth-like creatures, Steve and Dave, leave everyone changed. Smart, witty, and suspenseful.”—KLIATT, starred review

“This book is so exciting and funny that you only realize later that it is deep, sad, and scary.” —Ursula K. Le Guin


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Blake Nelson

BLAKE NELSON is the author of several critically-acclaimed books for children and teens. They include Gender Blender, Prom Anonymous, Rock Star Superstar, and Girl. He divides his time between Portland, Oregon and New York City.

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
June 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429996419
ISBN10: 1429996412
Young Adult Fiction304 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$7.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
June 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765314239
ISBN10: 0765314231
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$17.95
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