I'm trying to remember the name of a book that I read in the 90's. It was a YA novel about a nerdy kid who was abducted by aliens and ends up travelling with them for awhile. There were a couple of sequels I believe, about how the aliens are going to destroy the earth unless the boy can prove there is some good here.

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If it wasn't for being across sequels this sounds rather like Heinlien's Have Spacesuit—Will Travel.

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    Could still be Have Space Suit, since conversions of serials typically have an episodic feel to them. It would be easy to misremember this as sequels instead of a single story.
    – Kyle Jones
    Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 12:16

Ha! That sounds like Bruce Coville's My Teacher is an Alien and its subsequent sequels.

  • I would agree with this poster.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Aug 18, 2014 at 13:05

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