It Came from the Sky (Hardcover)

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From bestselling author Chelsea Sedoti comes the unforgettable story of the one small town's biggest hoax and the two brothers who started it all, perfect for readers who want funny books for teens.

This is the absolutely true account of how Lansburg, Pennsylvania was invaded by aliens and the weeks of chaos that followed. There were sightings of UFOs, close encounters, and even abductions. There were believers, Truth Seekers, and, above all, people who looked to the sky and hoped for more.

Only…there were no aliens.

Gideon Hofstadt knows what really happened. When one of his science experiments went wrong, he and his older brother blamed the resulting explosion on extraterrestrial activity. And their lie was not only believed by their town—it was embraced. As the brothers go to increasingly greater lengths to keep up the ruse and avoid getting caught, the hoax flourishes. But Gideon's obsession with their tale threatens his whole world. Can he find a way to banish the aliens before Lansburg, and his life, are changed forever?

Told in a unique report format and comprised of interviews, blog posts, text conversations, found documents, and so much more, It Came from the Sky is a hysterical and resonant novel about what it means to be human in the face of the unknown.

A great pick for readers looking for:

  • funny, quirky, and wholly original stories that will stick with you
  • books for teen boys
  • alien invasion fiction
  • conversation starters about the meaning of facts and truth
  • teen books for boys ages 13-16
  • gifts for teen girls 16-18

Praise for It Came from the Sky:

"A page-turner as engrossing as any classic Twilight Zone starring two spirited brothers who run circles around the Hardy Boys."—Ben Philippe, Morris Award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

"Well written...Believable characters facing realistic teenage issues coupled with a thematic exploration of wishes, fears, and principles of honesty and ethics will help to keep readers' attention."—School Library Connection

"A balanced exploration of maturity, vulnerability, human connection, and our innate desire to believe."—Kirkus Reviews

"Sedoti will draw readers in with the outrageous situation and the town's amusing aspects, such as a 63-foot lava lamp, but she truly excels with Gideon-a unique character whose desire for recognition and achievement is universal."—Publishers Weekly

"[A] quirky, intelligent novel ... Big questions of morality, cosmic insignificance, and human connection ground this novel even as it ponders the stars."—Booklist

Also by Chelsea Sedoti:

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

As You Wish

About the Author


Chelsea Sedoti fell in love with writing at a young age after discovering that making up stories was more fun than doing her schoolwork. (Her teachers didn’t always appreciate this.) She now focuses that passion by writing about flawed teenagers who are also afraid of growing up, like in her novels, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and As You Wish. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she avoids casinos but loves roaming the Mojave Desert. Visit her at chelseasedoti.com.

Praise For…


"At 500 pages, this story certainly delivers an interesting tale of two boys trying to keep themselves out of trouble with a lie, but manage to have an experience of a lifetime. I encourage you to pick this story up if you’re into tales of hoaxes, extraterrestrials, and family." — The Nerd Daily

"Sedoti will draw readers in with the outrageous situation and the town’s amusing aspects, such as a 63-foot lava lamp, but she truly excels with Gideon—a unique character whose desire for recognition and achievement is universal." — Publishers Weekly

"Funny and lighthearted…Fans of Pete Hautman’s dark humor, E. Lockhart’s playful formats (letters and emails and transcripts, for example), Libba Bray’s grasp of the outrageous, and John Green’s sense of place will enjoy Sedoti’s newest offering." — School Library Journal

"[A] quirky, intelligent novel ... Big questions of morality, cosmic insignificance, and human connection ground this novel even as it ponders the stars." — Booklist

"A page-turner as engrossing as any classic Twilight Zone starring two spirited brothers who run circles around the Hardy Boys." — Ben Philippe, Morris Award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

"A balanced exploration of maturity, vulnerability, human connection, and our innate desire to believe. " — Kirkus Reviews

"Well written…Believable characters facing realistic teenage issues coupled with a thematic exploration of wishes, fears, and principles of honesty and ethics will help to keep readers' attention." — School Library Connection
Product Details
ISBN: 9781492673026
ISBN-10: 1492673021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 512
Language: English