Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman

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Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student? Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner. Then Mavkel gets sick. Joss quickly realizes that his will to live is draining away. The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre?s strictest rules . . . and that means going back in time to change history.


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Alison Goodman (, is also the author of Singing the Dogstar Blues and the adult science fiction thriller Killing the Rabbit. She lives with her husband and their hyperactive Jack Russell terrier in Australia.
Published April 12, 2012 by Firebird. 334 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When alien Mavkel becomes the first of his telepathic species to study at the Centre for Neo-Historical Studies, he chooses Joss as his study partner.

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Joss turns to her mother, who is a high-powered news journalist that Joss has seen little during her life.

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