Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: The First Day On Earth by Cecil Castellucci

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Book Review: The First Day On Earth by Cecil Castellucci

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (November 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545060826
ISBN-13: 978-0545060820

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.
My thoughts:
I. Loved. This. Book. 
At 150 pages it is the shortest book I have ever read, and yet, it was probably one of my favorites of this year.
It was simply brilliant. 
A lot of contemporary books drag out the story and they usually end up being boring.
Not this book.
It was super short and it was perfect. 
It didn't drag out anything and the story was great.
I loved the style of writing and I loved all the characters.
It blew me away how Cecil Castellucci pulled off developing the characters so well in such a short book. 
It was one of those books where it kept you guessing; you never knew what was going to happen next.
If you love contemporary novels and want a short and incredible read, then DEFINITELY read First Day On Earth.

1 comment:

  1. NICE. Sometimes a shorter book is fun to read. A quick break. Especially if it's super good like you said this one was. :)


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