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They Came From Below

Blake Nelson

Tor Teen

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 may finally hook up with some cool guys...and it never happens. But this year, they're sure it's going to be different. 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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Chapter One "Cape Cod! Oh my god!" I said quietly to myself, staring out the airplane window. Of course it wasn't Cape Cod at all, it was just Boston harbor, but I was so excited to get there I couldn't help myself. I couldn't wait. I had been trying to concentrate on my summer-reading book, trying to do a crossword, but now I gave up on everything and just mashed my face against the little plastic window. Soon Boston's downtown appeared beneath the airplane. It was much bigger than Indianapolis. It was much more complicated and tangled and just . . . older, I guess. I could see a st
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Praise for They Came From Below

"When two sixth graders magically change bodies after bumping their heads together, the results are traumatic for them but hilarious for readers."--Starred Review, Publishers Weekly on Gender Blender
 
"In this year's best offering on the rock band life, Nelson gives an entertaining and realistic insider's view....Readers will likely lap up this look at what it's like for a band trying to make it."--Starred Review, Publishers Weekly on Rock Star Superstar
 
"An especially mature and incisive look inside the heart of a teenager who believes that he might already have seen the best that life and love have to offer."--Starred Review, Publishers Weekly on The New Rules of High School

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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.
  • Blake Nelson Beth Rosenberg
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They Came From Below

Blake Nelson

NYPL Books for the Teen Age, KLIATT Editor's Choice Best of the Year
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