by Adam Rex
It is 2013, and Earth has been taken over (and renamed Smekland) by the aliens called the BOOV, who have also abducted Gratuity Tucci's mother. On her way to Florida, where all Americans have been forced to relocate, Gratuity (aka Tip) meets J.Lo, a renegade BOOV mechanic. Together, they embark on a cross-country road trip to find Tip's mother and save Earth from another invasion by the Nimrogs, also known as the Takers, but called Gorg. Find out what happens next in this wonderfully wacky and comic novel.
Correction: The Smekday holiday was created on December 25, 2012. I did not mean to imply that it took place on Canada Day. Sorry for the error.