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The Area 51 Files

book | Fiction | 2022
US & Canada → Delacorte Press (Ed. Hannah Allaman)

Nancy Drew meets The Last Kids on Earth: Middle school is a whole lot more exciting when your classmates are from a different planet…

When misfit-orphan Sky Patel and her pet hedgehog Spike are sent to live with the mysterious uncle she’s never met, she’s super nervous: what kind of uncle doesn’t visit once in twelve years and refuses to Facetime? It turns out the kind who lives in Area 51, a top-secret military base where everyone must follow only one major rule: What happens in Area 51 stays in Area 51. (Literally. No one can leave.)

Actually, there a bajillion rules, designed to protect the existence of the alien population – or Break Throughs (BTs), as they are known there – that call 51 home. These books are a series of mysteries; in the first, Sky investigates the disappearance of a group of BTs from the planet Zdstrammar.


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Kids are going to love this unputdownable, extra-fun, extra-hilarious, extra- mysterious, extraterrestrial adventure!

Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling series Whatever After

Epically fun! Overflowing with aliens, adventure, mystery, and adorable animal sidekicks!

Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

The Area 51 Files has everything you could possibly want from a middle grade novel: inventive characters, witty banter, hilarious jokes, charming illustrations, amusing extraterrestrials, action, adventure, mystery - and a snarky hedgehog. It’s funny, gripping, touching and all-around wonderful.

Stuart Gibbs, author of Spy School series

Filled with equal parts mystery and belly-laughs, The Area 51 Files delivers an alien invasion of out-of-this-world fun.

Gordan Korman

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