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White, Ruth. 
New York: Delacorte, 2011.
IL 3-6, RL 4.5

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Meggie Blue and her family are not quite like their neighbors in their small North Carolina town. No one else has to carry a small container of hair dye in their pocket to cover the fluorescent blue streaks that appear in Meggie's mother's and brother's hair from time to time. No one else speaks in strange, unearthly syllables when they are excited or upset. Meggie's family knows it's time to move on when the townsfolk begin to murmur about aliens in their community, for they are the aliens. They came to earth from the dying planet Chroma and wish only to live in peace and safety. Mom and Grandfather hustle everyone into a strange vehicle in the spare bedroom and prepare the Chariot,” as they call it, for take-off. But before they can complete the programming, townspeople break into the room and Mom is forced to hit the ignition. The family is catapulted through time and space to find themselves in a forest very like those on Earth. Quick calculations lead the Blues to realize they are in another dimension on an alternate Earth. They make their way out of the woods to a large town where they are assured, "You'll like it here... everyone does." The family upstairs befriends them and helps them settle in, but the Blues quickly discover there is something very wrong in their new home. Fashion City is a place where children are visited and threatened by legal authorities if they don't do all their school assignments, where adults are assigned boring jobs that they must work seven days a week, where citizens take daily pills that keep them calm and happy, and where the elderly are sent on "vacations" from which they never return. The Blues plan to escape the city, but before they can leave Grandfather is taken and forced to go on "vacation." Their only hope is to convince their new friends to help them find Grandfather and leave Fashion City forever. Can they possibly succeed? Or is it too late? Read You'll Like It Here (Everybody Does) by Ruth White. You'll like it... Everyone does! 
(Booktalk by the Sequoya Youth Book Award committee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:     Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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