Jordie and Joey Fell From the Sky
Twelve-year-old Jordie knows he’s descended from aliens. Not only were he and his twin brother, Joey, found abandoned in a field full of crop circles when they were babies, but they also can’t seem to fit in anywhere, least of all the foster homes they’re constantly moved in and out of.
Jordie’s plan is to hang on until they’re eighteen and no longer the state’s responsibility, then they’ll find their real family. But his timeline is forced up when they’re kicked out of their current home and faced with the possibility of being split up for the first time.
But Jordie is Joey’s twin, and they’re not meant to be separated.
With the help from their one friend at school, Jordie and Joey set off to find their birth parents and have a real family. From Arizona to Roswell to Area 51 in the Nevada desert, the twins begin a search for where they truly belong. But Jordie’s about to discover that family isn’t always about the ones who bring you into the world, but the ones who help you survive it.
Publisher: Jollyfish Press
Publication Date: April 19, 2022
"Twin protagonists make a winning double bill in a story about alienation and aliens." —Kirkus Reviews
"This title...calls attention to the situations encountered by children in the foster home system and the real need for children to belong to a family who will accept them as they are." —School Library Connection
[T]he close brotherly bond...will really stick with young readers. This fast-paced story of twin brothers on an adventure to find aliens has plenty of emotional resonance." —School Library Journal
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Judi Lauren has been reading since she could first hold a book. Following her passion for working with books, she became an editorial assistant at Entangled Publishing, and then an assistant editor to Stacy Abrams. She also worked as an assistant at the Tobias Literary Agency and is now an editor at Radish Fiction. When not editing, she spends time writing and thinking about her dream job: working in a tiny bookshop in a big city.
Tags: Middle Grade, Contemporary