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Alien on a Rampage

(Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  326 ratings  ·  55 reviews
David is looking forward to spending another adventure-filled summer at his grandmother's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast-a vacation hotspot for aliens. But as soon as he meets Grandma's new repairman, an alien named Scratchull, he becoms suspicious. The only problem is that it is difficult to be sneaky when you have a ravenous alien pet attached to you. Even though no one e ...more
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published May 2011)
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Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love it! David is back for a second summer at Grandma's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, and looking forward to spending time with Amy, but nothing is the same. For starters, Grandma's new employee Scratchull is sinister and suspicious, but Grandma, Tate, and Amy seem to think he is fabulous. Every time David warns them about the repairman's (repair alien's?) evil plans, Scratchull manages to twist it back so that David looks like the guilty party. And then there's Amy, who is so immersed in the B ...more
Catherine C
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So far I think Alien on a Rampage by Clete Barrett Smith is a pretty good book because it is well written and hard to put down. It is about a boy named David who goes to his grandmother's Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast (a bed and breakfast for aliens)to spend the summer. When he gets there, he finds out his grandmother has hired an alien employee named Scratchull. David thinks Scratchull is trying to destroy the earth but no one will listen to him. Its up to David to find out if Scratchull is ...more
Roger Clarke
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a fun and fast paced book for kids that focuses on David, who goes to his Grandma's Bed and Breakfast in space, which is filled with aliens and all sorts of creatures. Children who enjoy space and science fiction will like this as a introductory book to more adult versions of science fiction. This follows a lot of traditional kid's book themes where the main character is an outsider who finds about some plot that is bigger than himself, and when he tries to tell people, no one believes h ...more
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute 2nd book in this series. Would make an awesome Disney movie!

"David is looking forward to spending another adventure-filled summer at his grandmother's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast-a vacation hotspot for aliens. But as soon as he meets Grandma's new repairman, an alien named Scratchull, he becoms suspicious. The only problem is that it is difficult to be sneaky when you have a ravenous alien pet attached to you. Even though no one else-including Grandma-thinks that Scratchull is an underhan
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
It's another summer at the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast for David. This time one of the alien visitors has decided it's time to blow up planet Earth. David is in trouble so no one believes him when he tells his grandmother that this alien is out to destroy the Earth. David is being sent back home for his accusations against this particular alien. Before he makes it to the airport everything breaks loose and David rushes back to help his grandmother and all the townspeople. What an adventure i ...more
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
My 10 yr old daughter who isn't the strongest reader, yet, was intimidated by this book and the amount of words/pages. I read it, and found it quite entertaining & a quick read. It would be a fun one to read with those kids still struggling. Intergalactic B & B - the antics & storyline possibilities could be endless! ...more
Kristy McRae
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
More hilarity and intrigue at the Intergalactic B&B! Just as funny and wild as the first one! I read this aloud to my kiddos, and we all loved it! ...more
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just as amazing as the others.
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In his second summer at the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, David (formerly "Scrub") Elliott expects to enjoy his time with Grandma, his sweetheart Amy, and a houseful of extraterrestrial tourists. But things get off to a disappointing start, and get worse from there. First, he suspects that the new alien handyman is up to no good. But far from being able to convince anyone to listen to his concerns, David soon learns that Grandma, Amy, and her security-chief Dad trust skull-faced Scratchull more ...more
Jun 21, 2012 rated it liked it
David is excited about spending a second summer at Grandma’s Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, where aliens looking to spend time on Earth vacation. He takes an immediate dislike to Scratchull, Grandma’s creepy new alien handyman and fears a shift in the budding romance between Amy and himself. It takes only a few days for David to conclude that the condescending, slug-eating Scatchull is plotting to harm Earth; but every time he tries to convince Grandma, Amy or her father, Tate—the head of securi ...more
Pamela Kramer
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Alien on a Rampage" by Clete Barrett Smith is the sequel to "Aliens on Vacation." In both stories, Smith entertains the reader with his cleverly constructed and wildly creative characters -- some of whom are literally out of this world.

David is eagerly anticipating spending the summer at his grandmother's wild bed and breakfast where aliens are the guests and you never know what creature will come out of a guest room. In the first book, it was David's first summer at the Intergalactic Bed and B
Steven R. McEvoy
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's interesting that at first I was not enjoying this book nearly as much as the first volume in the series. I was struggling with how David's grandmother and Amy could both keep siding with the new handy man, Scratchull, over him. And the book starts a little slower than the first. But by the end it more than made up for it.

In this story, it is a year after the first. David is back in the Pacific Northwest at his grandmother's Bed and Breakfast and looking forward to a great summer with his gr
Nov 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Alien on a Rampage is the sequel to Aliens on Vacation. This book begins with David returning to his grandmother's bed and breakfast for a second summer. He's excited for another vacation full of responsibility and adventure. Things aren't all he thought they would be. Amy has taken over a lot of responsibility and Grandma's creepy alien repairman Scratchell seems to be hiding something big. Can David save the hotel and the world?

This sequel was just as good as the first book in the series. The
Jeana Laurie
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very fun read.

I pretty much liked the first one, but this sequel was a major step up in my opinion. The plot was a lot more complex with intrigue and twists down to the end. I finished it in one day so I can safely say it held my attention. Just like the first book this was a fun read that never took itself too seriously, but it also managed to add greater depth and a real sense of danger.

The first person narrative was very well done, and served to both describe unfolding events and David's emo
Clayton Yuen
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
This is not a children's scifi novel! This scifi adventure by Clete Barrett Smith is a very, very clever story about a boy on vacation at his grandmother Bed & Breakfast, and this B & B serves aliens from around the galaxy. The aliens transport into the B & B through a transporter (duh!).

Just this basic premise presents many brilliant scenarios for the lovers of light fiction . . . with aliens. Smith's light humor is dashed with stinging pathos as David (the grandson) is verbally "stomped" by an
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Durn good. Picking up where "Aliens on Vacation" left off, Smith weaves a fun (if not completely far-fetched) story. In "Alien on a Rampage", young David returns to his grandmother's strange and wonderful bed-and-breakfast for the summer. This year, he has a bit of experience catering to alien visitors, not to mention a girl-that's-a-friend coworker. What David is not expecting, however, is the newest member of Grandma's staff -- someone who creeps David out like no other alien has before. As Da ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this sequel to Aliens on Vacation, David has to figure out how to save Earth from a revengeful alien who plans to destroy it. All the way through, David tries to get the adults in his life to listen to him but the alien always has some explanation that makes David seem childish and perhaps outright crazy. The alien's explanations are smarmy; David's reactions to them range from angry to helpless since nothing he says is taken seriously. His only ally is a snarffle, an alien pet which somehow ...more
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
This was a great sequel to Aliens on Vacation. The first book was about keeping the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast a secret from the local community (and the rest of the world) but this time, the threat is closer than anyone thinks.

Ont thing I love about the book is how the main characters (David and Amy) have grown up a year since the last time David was at the B and B. David's feelings towards Amy brings yet another level of insecurity to his character that he has to overcome.

Hopefully the se
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Joseph read this aloud to Vic. It moved along pretty well and Joseph seemed to enjoy. We have yet to see him pick up a book and read it because
he wants to. The premise is a middle school boy spending the summer with his grandmother who runs a vacation bed & breakfast for aliens. It is further complicated by knowing that earthlings still don't believe in such things as aliens and that presents its own challenges. David has amystery to solve but has a very difficult time getting anybody to take hi
J. Cafesin
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fun, fast-paced, exciting read! Really! Read it with my daughter, then 10, and the main character, David, is full of cheeky, modern humor. The aliens are funny, and full of life, memorable characters, as is David's romantic interest. Extraneous characters are exactly that, and not particularly developed, but I didn't miss this, as the read stays quick and focused on the main character and story which is well played.

The author directed the virtual camera with his prose, the read like watching a
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Clete Barrett Smith has created another lighthearted fun book. This is the sequel to Aliens on Vacation. Its Davids second summer helping out his grandma at the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast. Things aren't all he thought they would be. Amy has taken over a lot of responsibility and Grandma has hired a creepy alien repairman that David doesn't quite trust.
This mystery was a little more serious than in the first book but still filled with lots of humor. A great addition to this book was David's al
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fun sequel to Aliens on Vacation. You absolutely must read that first. It was great to go back to the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first for the most of the book. Part of that was feeling David's discomfort at all of the changes that happened while he was away. The end plays out very well, however. I was pleased with how everything wrapped up nicely in the end. I hope that there will be more in this series.

ARC provided by publisher.
Nina Wagner
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Book #2 in what promises to be an excellent series. I gave Aliens on Vacation (#1) 4.5 stars, but Alien on a Rampage deserves 5 stars. Editing seems better, story is fun and interesting. A few things are very predictible, but there were enough surprises to keep me turning the pages very quickly. Easy, fun read for middle graders, or those of us who want something light and funny!
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dull

This book is not as good as ALIENS ON VACATION. the exciting part seemed, sort of, well, slow and less mature. It was like a corny tv show- he spends most of his time moping because nobody's paying attention to him, and then they finally do, and it's happily ever after! Not the best sequel I ever read.
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great sequel to "Aliens on Vacation." I would recommend this book to parents and youth. It opens up the imagination and let's you explore sci-fi in a fanciful way. My only complaint would be the chapter sketches. I wish the drawings were more diverse and had something to do with the upcoming chapter.
David is back at his grandma's for his next summer adventure. Again,the tale is told with warmth, humor, and an intelligent young boy who is not a smart mouthed little snot, which is refreshing to see in tween literature. I feel that David has a bright future ahead of him and thank goodness for that! This a good read no matter what age you are.
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
More humorous sci-fi fun! In this sequel to Aliens on Vacation David returns to the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast run by his grandmother. Problems arise and David has to figure out how to solve them before the world is destroyed. A very fun read! ...more
Henry Chen
Mar 20, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought this book was a bit funny and amusing because it was about a human on vacation in an alien planet and he worked there and his grandma also worked there so I thought that it was a pretty good concept. This book is weird and that kind of kept me reading because I always wanted to know what happened next.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cute addition to the series. I really liked that this book had quite a different feel to it than the first (Aliens on Vacation). The characters seemed to get slightly more complex and so did their interactions with each other. I loved that David is the one that has to save the town this time and the twist with Snarffle. Scratchull made a great evil villain!
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the sequal to Aliens on Vacation. I enjoyed the first book more. It took quite a long time to get into this book and it did not end as I had hoped it would. A bit disappointing after waiting so long for the sequal.
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Clete Barrett Smith’s first novel, Aliens on Vacation, will be published by Disney-Hyperion Books for Children in May, 2011. A sequel, part of The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast series for middle grade readers, will come out the following year. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Clete taught English, Drama and Speech at the high school level for over a dozen years and has also worked in ...more

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