Jordie and Joey Fell From the Sky by Judi Lauren
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing Date: April 19, 2022
Twin brothers Jordie and Joey have never met their parents. Maybe it’s because they aren’t from this planet?
When another kid at school tried to force Jordie to show him the “crop circles” on his back that prove he’s an alien, it was Joey who took the kid to the ground. And when the twins got kicked out of their foster home because Joey kissed the other boy who lived there, it was Jordie who told him everything would be okay. And as long as Jordie and Joey are together, it will be. But when the principal calls their current foster mother about a fight at school, the boys know she’ll be done with them. And, from spying in their file, they also know they’re going to be separated.
Determined to face the world side by side rather than without one another, Jordie and Joey set off to find their birth parents. From Arizona to Roswell to Area 51 in the Nevada desert, the twins begin a search for where they truly belong. But Jordie’s about to discover that family isn’t always about the ones who bring you into the world, but the ones who help you survive it.
About the Author:
Judi Lauren was born in the Midwest and misses those winters. She now resides in an area where the bugs are way too large. She has an unnatural obsession with Chicago, Dean Winchester, and Friends (the TV show.)
Judi is represented by Heather Cashman of Storm Literary Agency, where she writes books for kids and teens about family, friendship, and surviving impossible things.
In her spare time, she also works as an editor at Radish Fiction. You can connect with her on Instagram @judilauren.
When I saw the blog tour for Jordie and Joey fell from the sky I was intrigued just by the title alone but when I read the synopsis and Roswell and Area 51 was mentioned well I knew I had to read this book asap.
I loved the relationship between twin brothers Jordie and Joey which was so strong they would do anything to stay together and if that meant running away. Together with Nadia they go on a Road Trip to Roswell and Area 51 hoping that they can find where they come from.
There is another side story but I am not going to go into that but what I will say the reveal not only shocked me and gave me all the feels. In fact Judi made me ugly cry which is never pretty.
For me it was a story of hope and finding people who cared for you and it didn't always have to be with your Biological Parents. For all these reasons I have given this wonderful book 4 stars.