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William Alexander.
Ambassador.
Simon & Schuster. 2014

Gabe Fuentes is reading under the covers one summer night when he is interrupted by a creature who looks like a purple sock puppet. The sock puppet introduces himself as the Envoy and asks if Gabe wants to be Earth’s ambassador to the galaxy. What sane eleven-year-old could refuse?

As Gabe’s “entangled” self is sent out into the galaxy, he finds that Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force—and Gabe himself is the target of an assassination plot. Exactly who wants him out of the way? And why?

As Gabe races to save himself—and his planet—from annihilation, he learns that his undocumented parents are in danger of being deported. Can he survive long enough to solve two sets of “alien” problems?