How long does it take to travel 13 light-years to Earth?
How long does it take to fall in love?
To the universe, eight days is a mere blip – but to Matty Jones, it might be just enough time to change his life.
On the hot summer day that Matty’s dad leaves for good, a girl appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm – the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she’s waiting for her spaceship to pick her up.
Of course she is.
Matty has heard all of the UFO stories for all his seventeen years: the conspiracy theories, the wild rumors, the crazy belief in life beyond the stars. As a kid, he searched the skies with his dad and studied the constellations. But all that is behind him now. Dad’s gone and Matty’s stuck.
But now there is Priya. The self-proclaimed alien girl. She must be crazy or high, right?
As Matty unravels the mystery of Priya, he realizes there is far more to her then he first imagined.
And if he can learn to believe in what he can’t see: the universe, aliens…love…then maybe the impossible can be possible after all.
I loved this book so much!!! It is so deep!!! You will sit there sobbing at the end of the book. There is a big plot twist and it kills you. You start believing in everything and then the end ruins you. It ruins you!!! I am not saying that this is a bad thing, though. It is a great thing!!! I don’t know what the story would have been like without it.
The characters were amazing!!! Matty as very realistic!!! He sounded like an average high school boy. Priya sounds like an average alien. If aliens are even average. I loved all the characters!!! They were so real and I lived them all!!! They were like my little babies. But that is enough about that. Let’s get on with the plot!!!!
The plot was awesome!!! I loved it!!! The writing style was very unique. It was just her style. It wasn’t drab or boring and it kept things going. Which is good in a contemporary fantasy because sometimes nothing happens and you sit wondering when something exciting is going to happen.
About the Author
When I was a teenager, the very first book I ever tried to write was pretentious and stilted and set in a future where there was no paper. Obviously, I fancied myself the next Ray Bradbury (who I was thrilled to met not once but twice!). The book had an awesome title and no plot but I had the most fun creating the characters and the world that they lived in. That to me is the most enjoyable part of writing a novel: envisioning a world and populating it with all kinds of people and dogs. Gotta have a dog.
The worlds I create now as an adult are based on my travels from coast to coast in the US, to Europe and Mexico and Canada, and on the people I have met and admired and feared. And dogs.
Well I loved this book so much and I hope that you all love it too. I highly recommend it. Please read it. Remember to fill out my survey!!! You can find the link on my about page!!! Have a Great Day!!! Thanks for Reading!!! -Annalee and Buttons