First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

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A startling, wonderful novel about the true meaning of being an alien in an equally alien world.

"We are specks. Pieces of dust in this universe. Big nothings.

"I know what I am."

Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Yet loving the world -- or, at least, an idea of the world.

Then he meets Hooper. Who says he's from another planet. And may be going home very soon.

About Cecil Castellucci

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Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City. She is a writer, a filmmaker, an actress, and a singer-songwriter, and engages in many other creative pursuits. She is also an avid science fiction fan: as a testament to her devotion, she lived for six weeks on Hollywood Boulevard, waiting for the opening of STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE. "Sci-fi fandom is always given such a bad rap," she says. "I'm a card-carrying geek and proud of it." Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles, in the "belly of the beast" known as Hollywood. This is her first book with Candlewick Press.
Published November 1, 2011 by Scholastic Press. 165 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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A lonely teen claims to have been abducted by aliens in this heartfelt offering by the author of Rose Sees Red (2010).

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Ever feel like you don’t quite fit in? That no one really wants to hear what you’re saying, so you just say nothing at all? Do you ever feel so frustrated, you wish you could just disappear? Well, Mal certainly does

Dec 16 2011 | Read Full Review of First Day on Earth

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