You'll Like It Here by Ruth C. White
(Everybody Does)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



While Meggie and David Blue are from another planet, they're a lot like Earth kids, with similar hopes and dreams, and can't wait to grow up. BUT they also have GROSSLY UNIQUE qualities, such as blue streaks in their hair that pop up randomly and language skills that sound like nothing on this planet. The story takes these alien kids, along with their mother and grandfather, by accident, to a far planet in which the society is not only oppressive but hostile to individual freedom. People are kept submissive through drugs and brainwashing. The Blues, who have spent time in free societies recognize the upside-down-ness of this world. They're almost helpless to do anything, but do what they can, plan their escape, and vow to help others.

From the Hardcover edition.

About Ruth C. White

See more books from this Author
Newbery Honor Award winner RUTH WHITE's out of this world story celebrates personal freedom and individual differences. Readers will relish its gross uniqueness. Everybody does.
Published June 14, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 274 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for You'll Like It Here

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Though their native tongue is unusual and they sporadically sprout glowing blue hair after a certain age, the Blues are far from threatening and adore the sanctuary Earth provided when pollution destroyed their home planet.

| Read Full Review of You'll Like It Here (Everybod...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Readers familiar with White's oeuvre—historical fiction written in a convincing Southern vernacular—may be surprised by her latest.

May 02 2011 | Read Full Review of You'll Like It Here (Everybod...

Reader Rating for You'll Like It Here

An aggregated and normalized score based on 37 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review