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The Stone Song by Tom Bale
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So, you want Stranger Things in an English village? Ya got Stranger Things in an English village. Which is not to say that this is bad, because I enjoyed it right through, but it's pretty straightforward and derivative. Young, bicycling teens = Misunderstood but good, Weirdo alien = Misunderstood but good, Adults = Clueless, British military = Bad, American military = Full-on Chaotic Evil, just like every other representation of same on the BBC.

An alien weirdo thing escapes transport and hides in an idyllic English village which is promptly quarantined by the military and then the US spooks arrive to the John Williams 'Imperial March'. Heroic teens befriend and hide alien weirdo thing, hijinks ensue. It's pretty much the book version of a made-for-TV movie and is enjoyable, unpretentious, fun, and fairly forgettable.

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Reading Progress

May 31, 2020 – Started Reading
May 31, 2020 – Shelved
June 28, 2020 – Finished Reading

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