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 is the home world of Tough Girl. Its three land masses are close together and the entire world is ruled by one government and one criminal underworld. Humans are far from the dominant species - they are seen as pests that "breed like roaches" and are forced to live in ghettos. Tough Girl and her family ran one particular ghetto until her father was executed.
Like most worlds in the known universe, Planet Girth is controlled by Octhmuslans, though they rarely slither a tentacle on the planet. Planet Girth is not exceptional. It is small and mostly poor, but it has one thing the rest of the universe does not: a life breeding Bublaran.
How is everyone doing with the A-Z so far?