Lacy Dawn is in the fifth grade in the backwoods of West Virginia. Her best friend Faith, is the ghost of a school mate who was beaten to death and lives in a tree. During recess she gives advice to her schoolmates about their future. Her boyfriend DotCom, is an android that has lived in a cave for thousands of years keeping watch over her lineage from the first days of humankind.
Her dad - Dewayne is a disabled vet and her family is on welfare. Tom, the next door neighbor, grows buds;. Jenny, her mom does the best she can. Lacy and DotCom do some reprogramming on the parents to make them smarter and stronger and Lacy is up to college level in her studies with DotCom.
It turns out that in order for Lacy to save the universe; she must raise the prestige of Earth by becoming the greatest shopper of all time and negotiate the best deals for her services and those of her family on the planet Shptiludrp.
Eggleton has crafted a novel that deals with social commentary mixed with some eerie science fiction and a strange problem that Lacy has to solve to save the universe with the help of her family and her dog, Brownie.
This report prepared by Robert Eggleton