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By David Liss
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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A science fiction superfan finds himself on his very own space adventure when hes randomly selected to join an alien confederacy in this exhilarating (Booklist, starred review) middle grade debut novel.Zeke Reynolds comes from a long line of proud science fiction geeks. He knows his games, comics, movies, and TV shows like Captain Kirk knows the starship Enterprise. So its a dream come true when he learns the science fiction he loves so much is based on realityand that hes been selected to spend a year on a massive space station. To evaluate humanitys worthiness, the Confederation of United Planets has hand picked three of Earths most talented young peopleand then theres Zeke. Hes the random. Unfortunately, Zeke finds life in space more challenging than hed hoped. When he saves his transport ship from a treacherous enemy attack, hes labeled a war criminal. Now despised by the Confederation, rejected by his fellow humans, and pursued by a ruthless enemy, Zeke befriends the alien randoms: rejected by their own species, but loyal to each other. But their presence in the Confederation may not be so random after all, and as the danger increases, Zacks knowledge of science fiction might be the only thing that can save himself, his friends, and Earth itself.

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136768 words136,768 words
512 pages512 pages
Lexile 840LLexile 840L
Grade 5 to 12Grade 5 to 12
Age 10-17Age 10-17
Published 2016Published 2016

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