I enjoyed this story even though it didn't go in the direction I hoped it would. The focus is on the boy, Jon, who falls to Earth, and the time he spends here. Earth is not represented as a very nice place. The world Jon comes from is said to be gentler and kinder, but we don't learn of that firsthand. I would have liked to have spent some time on his planet with his people. This book reminded me a bit of the movie ET, with the feds closing in on the alien while he tries to find the way home.