This book reads like every Spielberg movie that you've ever watched and enjoyed. With a little Tim Burton thrown in for seasoning. It's the story of four "Goonies" like misfit kids named Zach, Jemmy, Plato, and Chubs who overcome bullies, annoying brothers and sisters, and disbelieving adults as they try to save the world from kooky aliens from outer space. In the story, Zach witnesses the crash landing of a huge meteor in the woods on the outskirts of the small suburban town Eden'sVille. When two town locals named Teddy and Freddy Baker "disappear" mysteriously while on a camping trip in the woods the night of the meteor crash, Zach becomes convinced that what he saw was out of this world. But no one will believe him. Not even Jemmy, Plato, and Chubs. Convincing them that they have to find out what's going on because no one else will, Zach and his friends go out to the woods to find the meteor crash site and uncover the truth. What they find waiting for them in the dark woods is pure 50's style creature feature as Zach, Jemmy, Plato, Chubs, and the town of Eden'sVille find out that things that go bump in the night--Are better left alone. And I think I've found my new favorite scifi character. With his HUGE Woody Woodpecker hairdo, the alien leader "Gakk" is hysterically funny, off the wall, Jim Carrey acting, William Shatner loving, space oddity who is destined to become a scifi fave. Wonderfully written and illustrated "GAAK" is a groovy ghoulie good time for scifi fans of all ages. Two thumbs up!!!