Invasion From Plant X

Written by Paul Buchanan
Illustrated by John Ward

Reviewed by Jake W. (age 11)

This boy named Willie liked to invent stuff like the Splatmaster 2,000 and the Skyrunner 3,000. His friend Phoenix didn't want people making fun of him so he borrowed Willie's Splatmaster 2,000 and shot at them Unfortunately Phoenix missed and hit the bully. Now he is following him everywhere. So Phoenix has a bodyguard and has his pellet gun with him all the time. Willie makes the Skyrunner 3,000 fly by attaching silver balloons to it. Willie gets the Skyrunner 3,000 down by using the pellet gun. If you want to find out what happens when the townspeople find out about Willie's invention, you need to read Invasion from Planet X.

This book reminded me of when I was little because my grandma would always read my outer space books. My favorite part in this book was when everybody thought Willie's invention was a space shuttle from outer space. I thought it was funny that people thought aliens were real. This character reminds me of myself when I was little because I would invent stuff like windmills made out of styro foam. I think Phoenix is pretty interesting because when he was made fun of him he was made fun of he took matters into his own hands. He shot at the people who were making fun of him and missed and hit the school bully. Now he has a bodyguard so the bully won't hurt him. I liked this book because it was very interesting when Willie was making the Splatmaster 2,000 and the Skyrunner 3,000.

I recommend this book because it has aliens and takes place in outer space. If you like aliens you will like this book because it has a lot of interesting things such as the Splatmaster 2,000 and the Skyrunner 3,000.

Jake W. is a student in Mrs. Serpico's 4th Grade Class
2001-2002