Dark Side Of Nowhere (Summary)


This book starts out with a boy named Ethan dieing and everybody said it was appendicitis however later Jason and some others realized it wasn’t. Jason didn’t like his life because he thought it was too boring and he thought his parents were too nice because they never punished him too badly. Also at Ethan’s wedding, Jason wondered why Ethan’s parents didn’t cry but his dad said it was shock however later Jason learned Ethan hadn’t died at all.
At a Little League game in Billington, Jason got in a fight with a boy
because that boy was insulting the pitcher who was the girl that Jason liked. He got badly beat up and he went to the restroom to take care of the bruises that he had gotten. Then his school janitor, Mr. Grant, walked inside the restroom and gave Jason a glove that shot out BBs however Jason learned that the glove shot BBs by himself. He also told him to meet by a barn in a place called Old Town to learn what to do with it.
The next day, Paula, the pitcher that Jason liked, went to Jason’s house and told him he ruined her no-hitter yesterday. She was turning to leave but Jason wanted her to stay there so he decided to show her the glove Grant had given him even though Grant said not to show anyone the glove. He went to the back of his backyard and showed it to her. Then they went to Old Town because they got carried away in a “game” when Paula took the glove because she wanted to know where Jason had gotten the glove. They went into Old Town and they found many sightings that were “weird” such as a picture of a person that looked exactly like Billy Chambers who was a kid that went to their school and they saw a message carved into a wall that said, “God Help Us”.
At school the next day, Jason said he had to get his monthly shots so he couldn’t help Paula search around Old Town. Jason and everybody else who did receive them thought they were for health however they learned later that they were to keep their natural bodies and not their alien bodies.
The next day was the day that Jason was supposed to meet to learn about the glove however Paula wanted him to help search for the truth about Old Town however he said he had a meeting and Wesley saved him by saying it was a Boy Scout meeting because Wesley also had to meet there. Wesley had received his glove 2 months before and he along with many others was sent to go there. Jason realized that these were all people who had parents that were their parents’ closest friends.
At home, his parents said they were moving and they were not going to stay in Billington. Jason wanted to know why and he pulled out the glove that he got from Grant. His dad furiously wondered where he had gotten that and he got very mad. He finally went out and went to a storm cellar in Old Town that was actually a space ship. There, Jason’s dad told him everything: about how he was an alien and how they got to Earth and about them stealing the faces of the human civilians that previously lived there before they were killed.
At school the kids talked about them being alien because most of their parents had told them. Also Jason learned that the monthly shots were turning into weekly shots. Also the kids learned that Ethan really hadn’t died, he was just in alien form so he couldn’t come to school. Also they turned the meetings for the aliens into everyday since it was summer and the people begin thinking they were better than everyone.
A few days later people rushed to Jason’s house because they were becoming the aliens in the form that they actually were. They wanted to know what was happening so they went to Grant’s house. Grant said it was test to see if Jason could unite all of them and he showed Jason what Ethan looked like because