The Truth About Martians



Martians . . . are real.

I know it for a fact too, because I’ve seen them with my very own eyes and now I know the truth of it all.

The summer before fifth grade, I learned more truth than I ever knew I needed to know. One truth is that I thought it was the end of a very important story, but it turns out it wasn’t the end at all. . . it was only the start of a new one. Because there is no such thing as a true ending in anyone’s story.

Only lots of new beginnings.


There’s been a whole lot of grey days since losing his brother, but ten-year-old Mylo Affinito has something else to think about now. First it was the lights and a crash during a wicked midnight storm. Then there was the charred earth and all those strange metal pieces strewn about a mile or more across the desert. Something crashed out on Foster’s ranch during the loudest monsoon storm ever.

And what about that voice?

The one that no one else seems to be able to hear calling for help. But who is it? And why him after he couldn’t save the one person who mattered more than anything?

Something crashed in the desert north of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The military doesn’t want anyone to know the real truth of it all and do their best to cover it up. But Mylo Affinito and his best friend Dibs know exactly what happened. They know it because they were there and saw it with their very own eyes.

The Army Air Force may try to keep the truth from being told, threatening the town into a silent fear, but Mylo knows you can’t cover up what’s true. The voice is still calling for help and Mylo knows he can’t just walk away. And even though he doesn’t feel brave enough to be anyone’s hero ever again, he soon finds himself in another fight to save a life. He isn’t going to let another one slip through his fingers, not again. This time he would keep his promise, no matter what.

And just maybe he finds there’s a hero inside of him after all.





THE TRUTH ABOUT MARTIANS to be released by Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, Fall 2018.