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Angela's Aliens by Janet Taylor Lisle [Excerpt]

Angela's Aliens by Janet Taylor Lisle [Excerpt]

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When their best friend changes drastically, the Investigators suspect extraterrestrial trouble

Georgina and Poco should not be climbing an apple tree in the dark. But Poco, who talks to animals, has recently developed a serious crush on a robin, and she gets worried when the bird doesn’t return to his nest one night. Poco convinces her friend to come with her to check on the nest, and while they’re peering through the tree branches, they see strange glowing objects in the sky. The array of lights can only mean one thing: aliens.

The next morning, Poco’s robin returns and, more importantly, so does Angela. Angela had been the girls’ best friend before moving to Mexico a year ago, but she comes back totally changed. Before, she was short, chatty, and imaginative. Now she is tall, sullen, and cold. When Georgina reminds her of their former club, the Investigators of the Unknown, Angela shrugs her off. Paco and Georgina realize that the aliens have claimed their first victim, and they will have to move fast to save their friend.

Learn more: http://www.openroadmedia.com/angelas-alien
When their best friend changes drastically, the Investigators suspect extraterrestrial trouble

Georgina and Poco should not be climbing an apple tree in the dark. But Poco, who talks to animals, has recently developed a serious crush on a robin, and she gets worried when the bird doesn’t return to his nest one night. Poco convinces her friend to come with her to check on the nest, and while they’re peering through the tree branches, they see strange glowing objects in the sky. The array of lights can only mean one thing: aliens.

The next morning, Poco’s robin returns and, more importantly, so does Angela. Angela had been the girls’ best friend before moving to Mexico a year ago, but she comes back totally changed. Before, she was short, chatty, and imaginative. Now she is tall, sullen, and cold. When Georgina reminds her of their former club, the Investigators of the Unknown, Angela shrugs her off. Paco and Georgina realize that the aliens have claimed their first victim, and they will have to move fast to save their friend.

Learn more: http://www.openroadmedia.com/angelas-alien

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GEORGINA RUSK WAS CERTAIN WHAT they had seen thatnight were helicopters.She said they were helicopters at least ten times, until her friendPoco began to peer at her strangely.“Are you sure?” Poco asked. “You can say if you’re not.”“Trust me,” Georgina said.But of course Poco wouldn’t.There had been sightings near the old Wickham Reservoir before. It was one of those places where people saw things: spinningsaucers and dancing points of light and shadows that hovered in thedark above the water. Over the years, all sorts of stories had grownup.Poco said, “Remember those dogs they never found? The onesthat disappeared from their own backyards? Mrs. Anthony fromdown our block thinks her Rambler was sucked up by a giant light beam.”
Janet Taylor Lisle ANGELA’S ALIENS
 
 “Oh, Rambler,” Georgina said. “That yapping mutt. Someone let himout and strangled him probably. People will believe anything if youlet them. And please don’t bring up that stupid flying doll.”“Why not?” said Poco, who had just been about to.In this strange tale, the doll of a younger girl they both vaguely knew had been surrounded by light before her eyes one night, andthen floated out her bedroom window. The girl had insisted her story  was true, though no one believed her—until two days later.“They found the doll in a ditch,” Poco recalled now, “far acrosstown—too far to walk. It makes you wonder.”“About what?” Georgina asked.“Well, what if aliens were after that girl but somehow, in therush, they picked up her doll. Then they saw their mistake anddropped it.”Georgina looked away, disgusted. “Sure, if you believe in aliens.Personally, I don’t. They’re not scientific. I think that little girl madeeverything up. She wanted attention and she got it.”“Scientific?” Poco squinted in her foggy way. “Does that mean what we saw was—”“Nothing!” Georgina roared.Poco Lambert had become an embarrassment that fall. Thechief trouble was, she never seemed to grow and by now had turnedinto such a small person that Georgina disliked going about with her.Georgina was sure people would think she was younger than she was,or that, having no friends, she was settling for toddlers. And there was something else: Poco’s endless bird chats with arobin that lived in the Lamberts’ backyard. Over the summer, Pocohad grown more and more attached to him. She couldn’t go for fiveminutes without wondering where he was or what he was doing, or if 
 ANGELA’S ALIENSJanet Taylor Lisle

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