Genre: Science Fiction
Synopsis: Case File: The First Unsittable
Summary: The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N.) has a new member. After months of investigation, Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, has proven herself to be a babysitter extraordinaire. Her celebrity clients fly her around the country to care for their rambunctious little humans. Our spy, Associate 4118-23432B, otherwise known as Edwina, believes Gabby can be trusted with the truth: aliens are living among humans on Earth. And here at A.L.I.E.N we believe that even extraterrestrials need a babysitter now and then. No one was up to the task until now.
After accepting the top-secret position, Edwina has paired our new associate up with her first charge, a little girl from the planet Flarknartia. The timing for associate 4118-25125A is less than ideal. It’s a school day on Planet Earth, Gabby’s audition for the solo part in the band is tonight, and this tiny alien is a bit more than meets the eye.
Can Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, First Sitter to the Unsittables, keep her otherworldly charge safe in the unpredictable halls of middle-school and keep A.L.I.E.N hidden?
200words (or less) review: Gabby is the best sitter there is, she is even hired by movie stars to look after their kids because nobody else can handle them. Gabby believes that there is no child that’s unsittable, you just need to figure them out. So when her newest charge suddenly transforms and his pet cat starts talking Gabby handles it – after some screaming.
After Gabby is trusted with the A.L.I.E.N secret she gets left with a little alien girl (who’s rather endearing) to look after while Gabby is still at school. With a concert, and anti- A.L.I.E.N organisation on her heals and having to keep the secret from her friends she’s got her hands full.
With so much going on in a relatively short book there isn’t a lot of time for you to get to know the characters that well. Gabby is nice and her family and friends seem to come with interesting backstories but they don’t get explored, I’m guessing this will be for future books.
Gabby Duran and the Unsittables is the first of what reads like an entertaining middlegrade series. I’d like to see what the next book is like.