In a small college town in northern California, a lonely young man is working himself to the bone to solve a sixty-year-old problem ... a stranger with a will of iron and eyes the color of ice is searching for someone he can't identify ... and a girl who loves plants is about to grow roots of her own. When Cara Gallagher's parents are transferred overseas again, she's off to spend her senior year of high school living with her sister, a graduate student at the famed McNair University. Cara, a girl with a passion for science and an indifference to people, hopes this move will be her first step in claiming the independence she craves. Cara has her future planned down to the letter: her college, her major, her career. Then she saves Will Mallory's life, and both of their futures are completely rewritten. The last years of Will's life have been spent shifting from one identity to the next, dodging the FBI, and trying desperately to find a way home. But Will's home is forty-four light years away, and to reach it he'll have to outwit the man who's hunting him--and leave behind the only love he's ever known.
I normally do not like the whole sci-fi genre. The idea of other planets and other beings out there scares me a little. BUT this book was AMAZING. The author made the “alien” seem so real, very human. (And super gorgeous in case you were wondering) Cara was also my type of girl. Non-social and such. In the beginning of the book I wondered if her gift for planting would grow into some special power, because of the cover. Will and Cara I think are amazing for each other. I can’t believe Liv (Cara’s sister) didn’t knife Will when she found out his secret! I would have. I think the author did a really good job at captivating the different reactions of Cara and Liv when they find out Will’s secret. I personally would have run away and not looked back. My favorite scene in the book would have to be when Cara has her first hang over and begins opening her birthday presents. “This one is from Dad.” She handed me the second package, a smaller box that rattled as I took it from her. I peeled off the paper, and inside found … a box of tampons.”You’d be surprised at what actually was in that box. I don’t understand why, if she loves Will so much, Cara doesn’t ask Will to stay. The climax of the story though is toward the end when everything crumbles. The alien is wanted and Liv is being held captive. Will the alien turn himself in? ;) READ the book to find out. There may or not be a fight at the end involving the main characters, guns and maybe even someone out to avenge their mother.
This was a great book, but was missing something that made the chicken run around in circles.
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