The True Meaning of Smekday is a middle grade sci-fi contemporary humor novel by Adam Rex.
I think I’m in love!!!
When young Gratuity (Tip) Tucci is assigned a school five-page essay to explain the true meaning of Smekday (previously Christmas, now the day the first aliens invaded and renamed Christmas), she ends up writing a WHOLE LOT MORE than five pages.
Instead we get the full story of just what happened to Tip when she determined to find her Mom as the aliens stated that all American humans must migrate to Florida, how she joined forces with the alien J.Lo and kept track of her cat, Pig.
I can’t really imagine saying more without giving away too much laugh-out-loud goodness!
The True Meaning of Smekday is AWESOME!!!
It’s very funny – yet also has enough seriousness and legitimate emotion to have a level of care and investment in the characters to make it, well, all the more AWESOME!