Only Alien on the Planet
Winner of multiple awards, praised by librarians and teachers as one of the best books ever written for teensNOW BACK IN PRINT!
New town, new school, new friends. It was difficult for Ginny at first, but her senior year is finally starting to feel kind of normal. That is, until she sees himthe beautiful mystery in her English class. He has never spoken a word to anyone. H...more
...every person comes to the hour of his birth with his personality already in place, for good or bad-and his life afterward will only shape what is already there.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was nothing like I have imagined it would be. It had some disturbing situations, but other than that, it was very flat.
I didn't particularly liked any of the characters. Thy were very unrealistic. For teenagers, they acted like children, but talked like grown ups. It was distracting.
Ginny a ...more
I saw this book in a pile of discarded school library books that had been donated to the library where I work. The title put me off for a moment, but the summary intrigued me, so I dropped a quarter in the donation jar and took it home. It utterly captured me.
At first Ginny was the attraction. It's good to find a main character with the hero's heart--trying to do right, even when it's hard, intensely loyal in her friendships and family relationships, and mostly unselfish while still wonderfull ...more
It talked about abuse but not in a way that was so depressing you wanted to give up your faith in humanity. I've been thinking about the book since then, wonder ...more
Spoiler and personal musings----
I do not like stories with antisocial personality diso ...more
The characterization is some of the best I've ever read. Ginny's is nothing special--she's in a few honor's classes, she has a crush on a guy from afar that plays the french horn, her brothers tease her, and she's a little bit of a coward. The most interesting thing about her IMO is her family. LOVE that she has a supportive family with actual parents pres ...more
The story follows Ginny, whose family has been uprooted to a new place where she has to make new friends and fit in. She befriends her next door neighbour, Caulder, and becomes drawn into the mystery surrounding Caulder's friend - Smitty. Smitty does not smile, does not speak, do ...more
It is the story of a senior girl that moves into a new town. She learns that she lives next to a boy that never talks, ever. Another friend and she decide to befriend him and find a way to break him out of his "shell." ...more
It's very obviously written for young adults, but it's not childish at all. So often young adult authors try to write like they hear young people speak and the results are disastrous. Kristen Randle's dialogue flows effortlessly - her characters speak like real teenagers but avoid sounding forced and without being id ...more
I would classify this as a mystery, I believe. As readers we are kept in the dark about a lot of different things, until nearing the end of the book. I found that ...more
Other than that - I felt like the teenage characters in this book spoke like they were all highly educated adults. Not really realistic of how most teenagers speak.
Not a terrible read though . . .
Actually, this book wasn't close to being what I thought it would be. I thought it would be an alien story--for obvious reasons. Nope. Say goodbye to the ballpark you thought you were in. You're not even close.
I was totally fine with it not being about aliens. This subject matt ...more
Ginny was happy and comfortable with her life. That is, until her parents uprooted the family and moved practically to a new planet. Now, her parents are never home, her best-friend brother has gone away to school, and she has to make friends starting from scratch. She’s miserable. Then she meets a boy- at least, it’s as close to “meeting” can be with ...more
i actually, really, honestly thought this was a sci-fi book, an assumption based solely on the title and (gorgeous!) 90ies cover. i was wrong. oh, so wrong.
ginny and her family relocate to another place. a new school. new faces. she makes some friends and finds a intriguing young man at school, who's treated like a pariah. michael (the pariah) doesn't talk, nor does he show any kind of emotion. she's curious and learns more about him than she bargained for. ginny feels responsible when she ...more
The Only Alien on the Planet is the story of Ginny, a high school senior whose parents have decided to uproot and move from the We ...more
I love how we really get to know the main characters, how they think and why. I loved that Caulder had good intentions and was an overall good guy, but made me want to punch him for callousness. The characters were complex, definitely reflecting reality and how humans are.
I also like how the story wasn't focused solely on Smitty and Ginny. Usually, parents, friends, and definitely siblings kind of "fade away." I liked how the siblings of bo ...more
Ginny, a young high school girl going through the pangs of moving to a new town, is our main character. Throughout her absolutely frightful days of being into a new town, Ginny finally meets those couple friends that make any new girl's cloudy days seem like hope is in the horizon. B ...more
Ginny is a similar type, new to the ...more
I found this undiscovered book while stocktaking and was delighted to find out that it was not science fiction but a book about teenagers and relationships. As an ALA (American Library Association) best book for young adults, I was immediately intrigued. On the back cover, it is described as, ‘An inside look at a ‘good’ family gone bad.’
Main character Ginny, moves to a new city with her loving family for a fresh start and for her to finish her senior year at a new school. She is annoyed and fru ...more
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