Daily life is pretty dreary for eleven year old Reggie. She's already mastered the art of dumpster diving for scraps of food and being her own parent. Her mother, dangerously close to a full break with sanity, is of little help. Reggie has invented a dream world where she and her best friend, Tough Girl, battle aliens for glory. Life is manageable until new neighbors move in and Reggie's dream world begins to unravel.
This species evolved from octopuses and now rule the known universe. They are clever and cruel and extremely interested in obtaining the Bublaran. One Octhmuslan in particular is out to destroy Ruiz and Tough Girl. Even worse, the Octhmuslan that is plaguing Reggie's dream world won't stay put. Reality is being invaded by this pervasive species.
Why an evolved octopus? Octopuses are very smart and the way they move on land, as can be seen in the videos below, is creepy. I first saw one crawl in a tank on the glass a few months ago and I've been in love ever since.
Below are some videos. Watch these and tell me Octopuses aren't beautiful and creepy.