You'll Like It Here (Everybody Does)

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You'll Like It Here (Everybody Does)
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Release Date
June 14, 2011
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978-0385739986
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While Meggie and David Blue are from another planet, they're a lot like Earth kids, with similar hopes and dreams, and can't wait to grow up. BUT they also have GROSSLY UNIQUE qualities, such as blue streaks in their hair that pop up randomly and language skills that sound like nothing on this planet. The story takes these alien kids, along with their mother and grandfather, by accident, to a far planet in which the society is not only oppressive but hostile to individual freedom. People are kept submissive through drugs and brainwashing. The Blues, who have spent time in free societies recognize the upside-down-ness of this world. They're almost helpless to do anything, but do what they can, plan their escape, and vow to help others.

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Entertaning story with Twilight Zone elements.
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Meggie and David Blue seem like regular middle schoolers living in North Carolina with their Mom and Gramps but his unusually high intelligence and her bizarre speech impediment give some of the townspeople pause. And what's with the blue paint that seems to pop up in their hair all the time?

After a curious string of events, the Blues are forced from their home by a less conventional mode of transportation and they end up in Fashion City. There the residents welcome them with enthusiastic greetings of "Praise the Fathers!" and "You'll like it here, everybody does!"

It doesn't take long for Meggie and David to realize they're not in Kansas anymore or North Carolina for that matter. Somehow they've managed to end up in the one place where it's a crime to be unique and where people and things are not always what they seem. Considering "unique" is just one way to describe the Blue family, they'll need to find a way out of Fashion City A.S.A.P!


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The story celebrates each individuals uniqueness and shows what the world might look like if we were all the same.
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