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First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci
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Jan 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult, science-fiction-fantasy
Read from January 23 to 24, 2012

At first I thought this book was going to be goofy or silly. But it actually very serious and a fantastic read. Since it's short, it can easily be read within a day. It is really full of internal turmoil as well as compassion and understanding. I really did love this book.

The main character, Mal (short for Malcome) has a lot of things going on. His dad left when he was 11, his mother is an alcoholic and has a hard time taking care of herself. Also, Mal believes that he was kidnapped by aliens when he was 12. But he keeps all of this inside, never letting anyone know his frustrations or anger. But he does have great compassion, like saving stray animals, being kind and helpful and helping those in need. And also helping an alien who is studying this planet, find a way back home.

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