I read a series of books in high school about the Earth being invaded by more technologically advanced race of aliens (aren't they all? But of course if they weren't then it wouldn't be much of a story) where we seemed to fight a fairly futile war.

It was set in the future - in London I'm pretty sure - as we were using "laser rifles" but the fight suddenly turned in our favour when we realised their full body shielding, while being impervious to laser fire was in fact highly vulnerable to solid objects: projectile weapons like pistols and rifles. This is identified when the protagonist watches a bunch of alien soldiers being injured by the rubble from a collapsing bridge.

Anyone know this?

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    When were you in high school? Do you remember anything about the protagonist (male/female/young/old)? Do you remember anything about the aliens (description/name)? Do you remember any specific words or phrases used in the book?
    – Valorum
    Aug 19, 2014 at 7:43
  • I don't remember much but it was very well written... He was a young man like senior high school age and i think he had an action girl tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ActionGirl running around with him. Up until he sees the bridge collapsing leaving the shield toting aliens limping away bleeding and dying the story has quite the hopeless feel. As in all is lost. But then afterward we kick arse! Aug 19, 2014 at 7:59
  • Still haven't answered when you were in high school. Also, was this a US English edition? Paperback? Do you remember anything about the cover perhaps? Aug 19, 2014 at 11:38
  • If you don't find an answer here, I suggest trying BookSleuth over at AbeBooks. There are a lot of used-and-rare booksellers in there who have an economic incentive to answer questions like this one correctly in the hopes you'll buy a copy from them. Aug 19, 2014 at 21:38
  • @Donald.McLean yes you are right. High school was 85 to 91. It was quite British and I remember locations like the Thames being mentioned. If was paperback edition. Aug 19, 2014 at 23:47


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