Avani has moved to a new town and is having a hard time fitting in with her new Flower Scouts group. All they want to talk about is boys and makeup, and make fun of Avani because she used to compete in rodeos. Then one night, Avani is mistakenly transported to another planet where she meet Mabel, a friendly alien, and the Star Scouts. Although they look very different from Avani, she soon fits right in. Her main problem now is how to convince her father to let her go across the universe to Camp Andromeda.
This is a delightful science fiction twist on the old "new girl at a new school" theme. Lawrence's story and illustrations are full of action and humor. Avani gets to do so many fun things, readers will be wishing they could be Star Scouts as well. Parents should be forewarned that Lawrence doesn't have any reservations about potty humor. One of the classes at the camp is "Alien Scatology" and one of the campers makes a robot named "Goose" that pinches people's butts. Of course, that just adds to the book's appeal to the target audience. (185 p.)