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Aliens join in the fun in this fourth book of The Clone Chronicles, a series that "strikes just the right balance between over-the-top adventure and real-life middle school drama," mixing Alex Rider, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Michael Buckley's NERD series to create an "action-packed success." Fisher, Two, Amanda, and Veronica are happy to spend their holiday break at Fisher's parents' new amusement park. But when aliens crash-land on Fisher's favorite roller coaster, mistaking it for their home planet, it spells the end of R&R for our heroes. Meet the Gemini: not only are all the aliens identical twins, they're also all beautiful girls. If Fisher and Two already thought girls were hard to understand, wait until they meet alien girls. Now Fisher, Two, Amanda, and Veronica must convince the aliens that Earth is the worst place ever and help them fix their ship. The crew decides the best way to encourage the Gemini girls to vacate the stratosphere is to give them a taste of middle school. And Wompalog Middle School tastes pretty disgusting. But Fisher and his crew learn quickly that the Geminis are not to be messed with, not when they might literally explode at any moment. That's right, the Geminis are like puberty times one million. They can seem sweet as pie, but when they turn on you, they're deadly.
Fisher Bas and Two were able to thwart the evil Dr. X, but after somehow surviving the explosion at TechX Enterprises, Two is in Hollywood looking for his "mother." Fisher must bring him back to Palo Alto before his cloning secret is discovered. When a class field trip to see the Dr. Devilish science show arises, it becomes the perfect opportunity for Fisher to find his clone. But all kinds of complications will get in the way--including Amanda Cantrell, who knows more than Fisher would like about Two's identity. As Fisher, FP, and Amanda team up to find Two, they find trouble, high jinx, and the return of an evil mastermind--all set in the glitz of Hollywood.
"A funny James Bond for the middle school set," Game of Clones mixes Alex Rider and Michael Buckley's NERD series into the ideal formula for a third installment in the hilarious and rollicking middle-grade adventure series The Clone Chronicles. Fisher Bas was able to track down his gone-Hollywood Clone--Two--but only with the help of Amanda Cantrell. Now "Three" and Dr. X remain on the loose. If Fisher is going to stop his secret from coming out, he'll have to figure out a cover for his brother clone and keep Three from helping Dr. X take over the world.That proves much harder as Fisher is no longer able to keep Two a secret and crazy things start happening at Wompalog Middle School. Turns out Three has come to Palo Alto bent on eliminating Fisher and Two. The boys will have to pull together their friends and an unlikely ally to stop Three and his clone army. The future of Fisher and Two's hometown depends on it.
"Castle's debut, the first in a planned series, strikes just the right balance of humor and action and is sure to keep young readers turning the pages. Fisher's struggles to fit in, to relate to girls and to uncover and preserve his true self feel genuine, making him a misfit and unlikely hero worth rooting for. "-Kirkus Reviews Meet Fisher Bas: 12 years-old, growth-stunted, a geeky science genius, and son of the Nobel Prize-winning creators of the Bas-Hermaphrodite-Sea-Slug-Hypothesis. No surprise: Fisher isn't exactly the most popular kid in his middle-school, tormented daily by the beefy, overgrown goons he calls The Vikings. But he senses relief when he comes upon the idea of cloning himself--creating a second Fisher to go to school each day while he stays at home playing video games and eating cheetos with ketchup. It's an ingenious plan that works brilliantly, until Fisher's clone turns out to be more popular than him--and soon after gets clone-napped by the evil scientist Dr. Xander. Also available in simultaneous e-book edition (ISBN 978-1-60684-301-7).
"Castle's debut, the first in a planned series, strikes just the right balance of humor and action and is sure to keep young readers turning the pages. Fisher's struggles to fit in, to relate to girls and to uncover and preserve his true self feel genuine, making him a misfit and unlikely hero worth rooting for."--Kirkus ReviewsMeet Fisher Bas: a 12-year-old, growth-stunted, geeky science genius who is the son of Nobel Prize -winning parents. Despite his outsized IQ, Fisher is far from the most popular kid in his middle school--he's actually tormented daily by the beefy, overgrown goons he calls the Vikings. Holed up in his home lab over a long weekend, Fisher uses his mother's revolutionary Advanced Growth Hormone to clone himself. Now Fisher Two can go to school each day while the real Fisher stays at home playing video games, eating Cheetos, and working on his latest inventions. It's an ingenious plan that works brilliantly . . . until Fisher's clone turns out to be more popular than him and then gets clone-napped by the evil scientist Dr. Xander. As his simple plan to literally avoid the toilet bowl of middle school collapses, Fisher's life gets even more complicated, and he must set out on an epic adventure to rescue his genetic counterpart.
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