I was sidelined with a headache! BUT a nap has cured it, and I'm back on. I'm reading the book The Doom Machine. Very cute middle grade book! I've put the summary from Goodreads below.
The Doom Machine
Readers will be caught up in the page-turning action, while at the same time they will love Mark's beautifully drawn evil space aliens--and an unlikely friendship between Jack and Isadora, who seem to have nothing in common at the beginning of the tale. As with the best science fiction, this novel speeds along without a hitch, and carries readers off into a brand-new world. A fantastic and accessible read for middle graders.