Scratchull Vs. Voldemort

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A normal stay at Bed & Breakfast Inn would not include Aliens as neighbors, screeching, rasping native communication to listen as lullabies.

A normal stay at Bed & Breakfast Inn would not include Aliens as neighbors, screeching, rasping native communication to listen as lullabies. The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast Inn hosts aliens from other planets. These aliens are part of an organization that can make Earth even more powerful and advanced. In his sequel to “Aliens on Vacation”, Clete Barrett Smith has written another science-fiction novel, “Alien on a Rampage”. Filled with danger, suspicion, mystery, and action, David is excited to work another summer at his grandmother's Inn. Even so, David's friend, Amy is running everything smoothly, and Grandma baking away to win the the Pioneer's town competition, he feels out of place without something to do. Nevertheless, David finds new faces at B&B this year, including Snarffle, a dog-like purple alien (who eats anything) and Scratchull, Grandma's new repairman. Life becomes difficult for David when his mishaps start to increase.

In the meantime, David seemed to have gotten on Scratchull's bad side when he stumbled upon him in the shed behind the Inn. As summer progresses, Scratchull isn't helping David's life. He turns everyone against David to make no one believe a word he says. To make matters worse, David has reason to say that Scratchull is an evil genius planning to take over Earth. On the other hand, Amy believes she can convince Scratchull that Earth can be part of the organization that can make extremely advanced science such as, time travel, a reality. Amy and David are friends, yet, their missions make their lives impossible for them to spend time together.

Alien on a Rampage is recommended to ages 8 and up, however, I would suggest this book to ages 11 and up, due to few teen words. This story is written in perfect descriptive language and I knew what the author wanted to say at just the right moments. Reading the novel before this one, “Aliens on Vacation”, is not necessary but may clear up some confusion when said about David's mishaps during his previous stay. Scratchull's evil mastermind relates to Voldemort's cleverness in Harry Potter. The characters are similar, yet, it will be an interesting read for the fans of Harry Potter. This book is great for science-fiction middle school fans because of the ingenuity created behind the suspense.