I have just read the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This book begins at Arthur Dent's house, he wakes up in the morning and notices contractors with bulldozers waiting for Arthur to leave his house so they could destroy it and build a new bypass. Arthur wanted to keep his house which he felt was special to him, so layed on his lawn. Arthurs friend, Ford Perfect, finds Arthur laying in front of the bulldozers. That is how the story starts, Ford Perfect was unusual for the reason that he was an alien. Ford tries to explain to Arthur that the earth will be desroyed by the Vogons because the greedy aliens wanted to make space for a hyperspace bypass. If I told you anymore about this book, I would ruin the suspense of the book. I would recommend this book to more advanced seventh or eight graders. This was a great book, and you would like it more especially if you are into action packed books.
~Vikram, Teen Book Reviewer