Alien Secrets

Puck, expelled from yet another boarding school, is on her way back to her parents, who are doing alien research on Shoon.  She's worried because she hasn't seen them in years and now she's in trouble.

On board The Cat's Cradle, Puck befriends Hush, a native Shoowa, who is also returning to his home in shame.  He was entrusted with a symbol of freedom for his people, and now that treasure has been stolen.  He believes the Soo is hidden somewhere on The Cat's Cradle, and he must recover it before they reach Shoon and before it can be smuggled off the ship.  Puck is determined to help, even though it means putting her life in danger--danger from the crew, other passengers, and the ghosts who are haunting the ship.  If she fails, neither she nor Hush can return home with dignity.

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By Kristina Jo (Darien, IL) · January 28, 2015
So this was probably one of my first sci-fi books, which is perhaps why I still like it. I was ready to be too old for it and add it to the sale box, but find that maybe I still like it enough to keep. I blame this on having read and enjoyed it as a kid. We always like things better when we enjoy... ...more
By Carolyn (Moorhead, MN) · ★★★★★ · August 03, 2014
This book was one of my very first brushes with science fiction. I discovered it when I was in middle school and I asked the librarian to point me to something new. I found myself sucked in almost immediately by the choice of the name Puck for the main character, based on the character from Willi... ...more
By Shin (4033, laguna, Philippines) · ★☆☆☆☆ · September 07, 2011
i bought this book last March and have stopped reading it after a few chapters...
i don't know. i found it dull and unexciting. ...more
By Joeyk (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · November 15, 2010
Have you ever thought about aliens? How about riding on a space ship through hyperspace? Well probably not, but if you have then you should read the book Alien Secrets by Annette Curtis Klause. It is a good book.
It all started out with a girl named Puck who was traveling to the planet Aurora to... ...more
By Natalia (Chicago, IL) · December 10, 2012
Knowing what the future would look like would probably be surprising to us all, but to go into the future with aliens would be freaky and I suppose, unnatural. Annette Curtis Klause in her book Alien Secrets takes us on a journey in the future with Puck who just got kicked out of boarding school... ...more
By Alec (Lansing, MI) · March 23, 2012
Alien Secrets
by: Annette Curtis Kluase

Let me start off by saying I didnt really like this book. I thought it was awfully childish. Puck has been expelled from boarding school on Earth, so she's being sent back to her parents on planet Aurora. He's on the same space liner as a Shoowa alien named H... ...more
By Jill (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 15, 2015
This was another reread. I have liked each book this author has written and this one, which targets a younger audience than her earlier two, is no exception. The characters are great, the mystery has terrific suspense, and the plot is a page turner, even on a reread. I would love a sequel! Hush i... ...more
By Liana (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 01, 2014
I loved this book as a child. Strong female lead (a child obviously), a ship steered by the smell of birthday cake, Shakespeare references, and it is all essentially a story of friendship and helping a stranger in need. ...more
By Elsi (Sanger, TX) · ★★★☆☆ · February 22, 2009
This was a fun and quick read. (Started it yesterday and finished this morning.) The protagonist is Puck, a thirteen-year-old girl who has been expelled from her boarding school on Earth and must travel to the planet Aurora where her parents -- the Goodfellows -- are working as xenobiologists. Ab... ...more
By Samary (La Verne, CA) · ★★★☆☆ · December 07, 2012
Alien Secrets is a thrilling science fiction adventure book for kids. The book is about a Puck, a teenaged girl, who takes a haunted spaceship to Aurora. Onboard Hush, a double-jointed alien with a conehead, loses his prize possesion, the Soo. The Soo is a shimmering crystal-like object. Puck and... ...more