Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Parasite Pig (submitted by Vinny)

The book Parasite Pig by William Sleator is the sequel to a book where the main character, Barney a 16 year-old boy, is caught up in the battle for the Piggy. The aliens trying to get the Piggy destroy his parent’s beach house so now he has to go to a boring job at the Library to earn the money back. Since the Aliens had been in such a rush to get the Piggy, they leave behind a board game. The board game is a fictional version of what happens in the battle for the Piggy. Barney, Max and Julie (Barney’s friends) play the game for fun every Friday. Soon they meet the mysterious ‘Julian’ who starts to play with them. Next thing they know it, Barney and Katie discover that Max and Julian are aliens themselves! Seconds later, they are being swept off to a planet where the Piggy is supposed to be. One catch, the planet is home to human-eating crabs! The Aliens want to use Barney's powers to get the Piggy while Barney and Katie Are just trying to escape. I give it 3 stars.

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