Ben is excited and more than a little nervous when he receives a strange package on his birthday. Inside are photographs of himself . . . with an alien! The other contents are just as weird-a note, a tape, and two warm vein-covered rocks. Even when he finds out that his friend Jason ordered the gift from a "Wanna Buy an Alien?" ad in a tabloid, Ben can't shake the feeling that it's all real-especially when events begin unfolding just as the contents of the package had predicted. This entertaining and suspenseful sci-fi chapter book, illustrated with black-and-white drawings, will keep readers guessing at the truth right to the hair-raising surprise ending.
March 2000 : USA Hardback