Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. I'm happy to report that we both really enjoyed the story! Rod is a relatable character that finds himself in a very unbelievable situation, which is made even more difficult by his inability to lie. While I understood Rod's aversion to lying, I wish his reasoning had been expanded on more. It has to do with his father leaving and broken promises, which I believe should be talked about more in children's books.
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The Aliens series follows a small cast Ate alien characters perennially in pursuit of Aliens evil intergalactic criminal BKR. Along for the ride is our hapless protagonist, Rod Allbright, a middle-school-aged kid who narrates the adventures in first-person. This is kind of a strange choice for a character quirk, but Coville manages it quite skillfully.