Wild Reading 06/07/20
My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Ever had that funny feeling your gym teacher is an alien hell-bent on destruction? Well, so has 11-year-old Luke. He's sure he's on to something, but his big brother Zach - who has superpowers, by the way - won't pay him any attention.
On top of his one-boy mission to save the world, things aren't going so well at home. His dad's lost his job and given up on his childhood dreams.
Maybe there's a way for dogged Luke to turn things around - for everyone.
This is a funny, sweet, surreal and madcap adventure. It's a 'sort-of sequel' to My Brother is a Superhero, but you don't need to have read that to feel involved.
This is also a great book for older children to share with their parents, as there are lots of in-jokes for the adults. Nonetheless, Solomons keeps the laughs and thrills rollicking along at a fast pace for his younger audience, too.