Can a jock, a geek, and a weird band girl team up to save the earth from total destruction?Ever since he hooked up with geeky Mike Pillsbury and discovered that there really is life in outer space, weird things keep happening to Scott Schreiber. For one thing, he discovers an inexplicable talent for flying. For another, he's tormented by an unbearable screeching noise--a noise that only he and Stacia Caraviello, a Weird Band Girt, can hear. Things get really bizarre when a sinister stranger shows up at school and tries to snatch Scott's science project, an odd nest he found in the woods near his home. Scott, Stacia, and Mike team up to protect it, only to learn that they've landed themselves in the middle of an intergalactic battle--a battle that could destroy the earth itself. Does Scott have what it takes to be a true hero--or is he just a middle-school jock, with all his eggs in one basket?Kathy Mackel returns to the vividly realized, wonderfully original universe she created in the acclaimed Can of Worms to tell the talc of a middle-school football hero and the most amazing Hall Mary play of all. Readers will find this fast and funny book absolutely irresistible.