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The True Meaning of Smekday

Rex, Adam

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The True Meaning of Smekday
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When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Hyperion Books for Children, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786849017
0786849002
9780786849000
Branch Call Number: j REX
Characteristics: 423 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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Where does one begin when asked to write a five-page essay on the meaning of Smekday? If you are 11-year-old Gratuity Tucci, you begin prior to the arrival of the aliens, before your mother started receiving cryptic messages through a mole in the back of her neck, and before all Americans are for... Read More »

In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo as her copilots.

No one believed Tip's mom was kidnapped by aliens until the aliens conquer Earth. For anyone who thinks even the end of the world can be funny.


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Apr 20, 2014
  • vivianauduong rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very funny, with lovable and memorable characters

Awsome and funny

"No one believed Gratuity "Tip" Tucci's mother was abducted by aliens - until the Boov invaded Earth. Now the aliens are forcing all Americans to move to Florida, and though Tip is only 12, she decides to drive the family Chevy to the sunshine state to find and rescue her mum. On the way, she picks up a Boov named J. Lo who's on the run after accidentally revealing Earth's location to another, truly horrible alien race, the Gorg. Can Tip and J. Lo save Tip's mum - and the entire planet? Fasten your seat belt and get ready for some wacky, whip-smart adventure!" Kids' Books October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=692609

Jul 13, 2013
  • bookfandomlover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a truly hilarious book. I loved the whole thing, especially the beginning with J. Lo fixing the car.

Jul 06, 2013
  • LibraryBuddy_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was one of the most awesome books I have ever read! I think you should read it, too.

May 11, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bloody brilliant. I read this while my co-worker was doing a reading group with some third graders and I was trying so hard not to laugh out loud that I was snorting. J.Lo has earned himself a place in my "Favorite Characters" hall of fame.

I agree with phenomenal I hate the true meaning of smekday it sucked and was terribly written and the plot sucked

Nov 09, 2012
  • GreenElephantGirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant... the only book with a Smek named JLo. Fantastic. Five stars.

I laughed so hard in almost every chapter but there is some dark and mysteriousness about it theat makes it a must-read.

Mar 06, 2012
  • OverCookedCookies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OMG.........awesome book that you seriously have to read if you haven't!!!!!!!!!

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Jul 13, 2013
  • bookfandomlover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"This seems like an awful lot of trouble for one flat tire," I said.
The Boov stuck out his head.
"Flat tire?"
I stared back blankly for a second, then walked around to the other side. The tire was still flat.
"The car, it should to hover much better now!" he called happily.
"Hover?" I answered. "Hover better? It didn't hover at all before!"
"Hm," the Boov said, looking down. "So this is why the wheels are so dirty."

Jul 13, 2013
  • bookfandomlover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You don't even have a gun!"
"Yes! YES!" he shouted, nodding furiously, as though I'd somehow proven his point. "NO GUN! So I will have to ... have to ..." His whole body trembled. "... SHOOT FORTH THE LASERS FROM MY EYE-BALLS!"
I fell into a row of shelves. That one was new to me.
"Shoot forth the lasers?"
"SHOOT FORTH THE LASERS!"
"you can do that?"
The Boov hesitated. His eyes quivered. After a few seconds he replied, "Yes."
I squinted. "Well, if you shoot your eye lasers, then I'll have no choice but to ... EXPLODE YOUR HEAD!"
"You humans can not to ex-"
"We can! We can too! We just don't much. It's considered rude."

Jul 06, 2013
  • LibraryBuddy_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was Moving Day. Should that be capitalized? I never would have capitalized it before, but now Moving Day is a national holiday and everything, so I think it should be. Capitalized.

Jul 06, 2013
  • LibraryBuddy_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tucci's essay, entitled "The True Meaning of Smekday," was only one of many items in the unearthed time capsule, including a lock of Daniel Landry's hair and a recording of DJ Max Dare's single "Hit the Road, Smek (Moove, Boov! Mix)."

Jun 27, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Can I come into the out now?

Jun 27, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Regarding stickyfish teams, I favor the Bigfield Fighting Koobish

Jun 27, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We found the bathrooms, which were labeled 'Aliens' and 'Femaliens.'
'Finally,' I said to J.Lo. 'Here's a bathroom you're allowed to use.

Jun 27, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You have no room to laugh, that's all. I'm not doing any worse with Boovish than you did with English.'
Get off of the car,' J.Lo huffed. 'I am an English superstar.'
Uh-uh. There's no comparison. 'Gratuity' in written Boovish has seventeen different bubbles that all have to be the right size and in the right place. 'J.Lo' in written English only has three letters, and you still spelled it 'M-smiley face-pound sign.

Jun 27, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Is there a short-eared koobish, then?'
Mmmyes ...' said J.Lo. 'But it is technically not really a koobish. Is more alike a kind of singing pumpkin.'
We had conversations like these all the time, where I just eventually gave up.

Jun 27, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wherefor are you knowing it? If you stacked all of the Gorg in the galaxy on top of eachother, the Gorg would kill you.

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Nov 30, 2012
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May 29, 2011
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