Five Things We Loved About It Came From the Sky

Five Reasons We Loved It Came From the Sky

  1. Watching these teen characters create and execute an elaborate hoax and then deal with the fallout of their actions was too much fun!
  2. The report-style format of the story made for an interesting and unique reading experience that we really enjoyed.
  3. All the characters in the cast were well-developed, believable, and so fun to read about.
  4. The progression of the different elements of the hoax that the boys had to pull off was both funny and added so much tension to the story.
  5. The exploration of themes like first love and finding your place in the universe was well-done and served the characters and plot so well.


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“A page-turner as engrossing as any classic Twilight Zone starring two spirited brothers who run circles around the Hardy Boys.” – Ben Philippe, Morris Award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

From the author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and As You Wish comes the unforgettable story of the one small town’s biggest hoax and the two brothers who started it all.

This is the absolutely true account of how Lansburg, Pennsylvania was invaded by aliens and the weeks of chaos that followed. There were sightings of UFOs, close encounters, and even abductions. There were believers, Truth Seekers, and, above all, people who looked to the sky and hoped for more.

Only…there were no aliens.

Gideon Hofstadt knows what really happened. When one of his science experiments went wrong, he and his older brother blamed the resulting explosion on extraterrestrial activity. And their lie was not only believed by their town―it was embraced. As the brothers go to increasingly greater lengths to keep up the ruse and avoid getting caught, the hoax flourishes. But Gideon’s obsession with their tale threatened his whole world. Can he find a way to banish the aliens before Lansburg, and his life, are changed forever?

Told in a report format and comprised of interviews, blog posts, text conversations, found documents, and so much more, It Came from the Sky is a hysterical and resonant novel about what it means to be human in the face of the unknown.

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