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REVIEW ✓ The Only Alien on the Planet READ ↠ DUGISITS.CO.ZA Ì Kristen D. Randle Kristen D. Randle Ì 1 REVIEW New town new school new friends It was difficult for Ginny at first but her senior year is finally starting to feel kind of normal That is until she sees him the beautiful mystery in her English. I could hear Paul telling me Never never make the mistake of thinking you re the only alien on the planet First of all I can t believe this is the first time I m reviewing this book because it s honestly been on my favorite books of all time list since I don t know 2005 Maybe earlier It s an amazing book and I ve reread it probably a dozen times and it never gets old It is easily the most underrated book I ve ever read in my life and I would implore everyone to pick it up ASAPI have literally no complaints about this book None It is wonderfully progressive for its time period Idk about you guys but most of my 90s YA experience has been problematic AF it has a beautiful plot that offers up the reminder that you have no idea what a person has been through or what fine hells they have walked It s a story of friendship family healing grief abuse and most of all love in all of its various formsPLOT It s bad enough that Ginny s big brother has moved halfway across the country but now she has to move too and start a new high school in her senior year Yikes All isn t lost though when she befriends her next door neighbor and by proxy the boy from the next house over Smitty or as their less tactful classmates call him The Alien Smitty hasn t spoken since he was two years old and refuses to interact socially with anyone Despite the barriers between them Ginny and Caulder are determined to crack Smitty s shell but when they start digging they find that the truth is much horrifying and traumatic than anyone realizedCHARACTERS Ginny is just a really authentic honest flawed MC and I love that about her She s never so flawed as to be outright unlikable or annoying but she s honest about the fact that she s a bit of a coward she s afraid of things and people she doesn t understand like Smitty When push comes to shove though she s fierce and protective and just feels like a real personCaulder becomes Ginny s best friend and their friendship is really the star of most of this book s show I love the fact that Kristen was willing to write a genuinely best friendship between two opposite sex hetero teens that is completely platonic and adorable and perfect and loving This book has friendship goals FO LYFLast but obviously not least I have to talk about Smitty It s no spoiler that he has some sort of character development outside of just being The Alien otherwise we d have no plot He s such a pure and perfect adorable little soul and I just wanted to sueeze him all the time because he deserves everything good Smitty is the definition of a little cinnamon roll baby I recommend this book to literally everyone whether you re a YA reader or not whether you re a contemporary reader or not whether the plot attracts you or not It s just golden Christmas Sonata kind of normal That is until she sees him the beautiful mystery in her English. I could hear Paul telling me Never never make the mistake of thinking you re the only alien on the planet First of all I can t believe this is the first time I m reviewing this book because it s honestly been on my favorite books of all time list since I don t Les cactées et succulentes know 2005 Maybe earlier It s an amazing book and I ve reread it probably a dozen times and it never gets old It is easily the most underrated book I ve ever read in my life and I would implore everyone to pick it up ASAPI have literally no complaints about this book None It is wonderfully progressive for its time period Idk about you guys but most of my 90s YA experience has been problematic AF it has a beautiful plot that offers up the reminder that you have no idea what a person has been through or what fine hells they have walked It s a story of friendship family healing grief abuse and most of all love in all of its various formsPLOT It s bad enough that Ginny s big brother has moved halfway across the country but now she has to move too and start a new high school in her senior year Yikes All isn t lost though when she befriends her next door neighbor and by proxy the boy from the next house over Smitty or as their less tactful classmates call him The Alien Smitty hasn t spoken since he was two years old and refuses to interact socially with anyone Despite the barriers between them Ginny and Caulder are determined to crack Smitty s shell but when they start digging they find that the truth is much horrifying and traumatic than anyone realizedCHARACTERS Ginny is just a really authentic honest flawed MC and I love that about her She s never so flawed as to be outright unlikable or annoying but she s honest about the fact that she s a bit of a coward she s afraid of things and people she doesn t understand like Smitty When push comes to shove though she s fierce and protective and just feels like a real personCaulder becomes Ginny s best friend and their friendship is really the star of most of this book s show I love the fact that Kristen was willing to write a genuinely best friendship between two opposite sex hetero teens that is completely platonic and adorable and perfect and loving This book has friendship goals FO LYFLast but obviously not least I have to talk about Smitty It s no spoiler that he has some sort of character development outside of just being The Alien otherwise we d have no plot He s such a pure and perfect adorable little soul and I just wanted to sueeze him all the time because he deserves everything good Smitty is the definition of a little cinnamon roll baby I recommend this book to literally everyone whether you re a YA reader or not whether you re a contemporary reader or not whether the plot attracts you or not It s just golden

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REVIEW ✓ The Only Alien on the Planet READ ↠ DUGISITS.CO.ZA Ì Kristen D. Randle Kristen D. Randle Ì 1 REVIEW The Alien than his muted exterior But as she attempts to break into his safe and emotionless world she realizes her efforts might be causing harm than good Has she gone too far or not far enough. In the end it was just too too unrelenting despite a reasonably hopeful ending and an often times intriguing presentation I wanted to know about Smitty and Caulder and Ginny But it was often slow So slow Ginny never truly came alive as a likable relatable character The writing was often flat I might have judged it harder than necessary perhaps because I didn t like the direction it headedSpoiler and personal musings I do not like stories with antisocial personality disorder psychopathology Or I have yet to read one that is insightful and moving rather than simply disturbing filling me with deep ragged undesired and unhelpful sorrow I find the disorder uncomfortable and disturbing At this hinted turn in the story about half way in I started feeling a cloud of oh maaaan rolling in And so I skim read the last third I like no seek out stories about emotional dysfunction be it biological difficulty reading emotions such as autism or situational confusion repression or distortion of emotions coping with abuse trauma social surroundings but when it s about someone so terrifically lacking in empathy or sympathy for other human beings happiness and sorrow fear and anger and unable to grow away from this lack I just personally cannot handle it I like a villain per se and a villain doesn t have to be fully redeemed or forgiven or anything but I want a villain I can understand even sympathize with And although I consciously know people with ASPD are people too I don t want that scary unsympathetic reality in my novels Just a personal thingAnd the parents of Smitty and Russell my god enraging Too little too late and too simplified for me to feel a connection to them as fallible redeemable human beings Spoiler endThere were other oddities about this tale Ginny s brothers and Caulder s sisters were distant and unreal as if they stood for something instead of being people As did Peter and Hally the side friends They seemed to be place holders playing reuired roles to move the story along The removal of Ginny s parents was contrived These things took me out of story transportation making it eyebrow raising instead of my god this is powerful

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REVIEW ✓ The Only Alien on the Planet READ ↠ DUGISITS.CO.ZA Ì Kristen D. Randle Kristen D. Randle Ì 1 REVIEW Class He has never spoken a word to anyone He moves through each day at school without making eye contact His name is Smitty Tibbs but everyone calls him the AlienGinny is convinced there's to. This is my favorite book of all time and that is saying something The writing the story the characters This book is wonderfull I can t say enough good Don t let the title throw you I have reread this book 5 times and have two copies so I can lend it out It is good and clean and a great book for teens to read I would make my students read this if I was a teacher It would also be great for any book club and Kristen Randel is great about writing back LOve This bookLOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IS a must read Re read for the 10th time I still love it It still gets me

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 228
  • The Only Alien on the Planet
  • Kristen D. Randle
  • English
  • 03 May 2020
  • 9780590463102