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“Juno meets aliens, sort of, in this wacky debut novel. Sixteen-year-old Elvie Nara’s wisecracking voice is the perfect vehicle for her description of encounters with threatening aliens. An extremely clever premise that is skillfully carried off by the authors. Lots of humor, snarky teen comments, and earthy language abound. This reviewer cannot wait to see the next installment of Elvie’s alien encounters. Teens who like irreverent humor, as well as fans of science fiction, are going to enjoy spending time with Elvie and her friends.”
“This science-fiction–comic romp set in a space-based school for pregnant teens hits the funny bone and adds in an alien conflict for good measure. Elvie narrates the adventure, wisecracking the whole time. Leicht and Neal keep the focus mostly on wacky comedy, but it's a creditable adventure as well. Fans of science fiction and zany comedy should both be satisfied. Pure fun.”
“The fast-paced action, laugh-out-loud moments, and memorable characters [are a] a whole lot of fun.”
“This action-packed first volume in the Ever-Expanding Universe series drips with sci-fi kitsch, including ray-gun-toting aliens and 1980s John Hughes nostalgia. There’s something refreshing about these witty, cursing, sarcastic teen mothers in space, led by a sharp, knowledgeable, and vulnerable young heroine.”
“Authors Martin Leicht and Isla Neal balance Elvie’s significant decisions about the future of herself and her baby with plenty of action, humor and interesting characters. This futuristic romp will delight readers and leave them anxiously awaiting the next book in what promises to be a fun, thoughtful trilogy.”
Martin Leicht decided at the age of three that he wanted to spend his life spinning stories, and he went on to receive his MA from the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU. He lives in New York City, though his heart will always be in Philadelphia.
Isla Neal grew up in a small mountain town in Southern California and earned her MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Teens at the New School in in New York City, where she currently lives and works.
"Mothership" is the first book in 'The Ever-Expanding Universe.' A sci-fi book about a group of teenage girls - pregnant juniors in high school - who are hunted by a group... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joel B. Kirk
I guess the third time is the charm. Last year I tried twice at reading this but for some reason I just couldn't get up to the third chapter, it just didn't grab my attention. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paranormal Sisters
My 20-something daughter thinks this is hilarious and wonderfully absurd. I couldn't get past the coarse language of the teens and gave up reading.Published 7 months ago by MC in NM
Mothership: The Ever Expanding Universe
by Martin Leicht
The Story: Elvie Nara, a typical teenager in the year... Read more
Elvie Nara has the kind of voice that draws you in and never lets you go again. She's willed, she's funny, and she's determined to get to the end of the book. Which I did. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Heather
A group of us got together to do this book as a read-along. Basically that means we read it at the same time, and then we had a running commentary on it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Frugalmomma
At first I wasn't sure about reading a book with a pregnant teenager. However I quickly started to enjoy this book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Shelley
After reading Bailey's review (from IB Book blogging), I had to read this one, and I'm glad I did. Honestly, this one was fun. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Adriane
I had bought this book on a recommendation when it was on sale (because I don't pay $9 for ebooks, especially new-to-me authors), and I'm glad I did. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kelly