Title: Alien Love Story
Author: A.K Dawson
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Year Published: 2016
First Line: "Someone shoved a pencil into Dan's left nostril."
"Life is a headache for 15-year-old Dan. This isn't some kind of metaphor. Dan suffers from migraines that make just about everything he does unbearable. Added to that he's lost almost everyone he cares about. So he feel lonelier than the last puppy in a pet shop.
But one day he sees a mysterious girl digging in the rubbish bins behind his house. Just by being near her, he finds that all his pain goes away. So he wants to see her again, of course. And get to know her. But she's a bit strange. And her big eyes make her look, well, like an alien.
Does she really exist? Or is she just a figment of an overactive under-loved imagination?"
My Rating: 3/5
This story was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I found that it was filled with emotion while it tried to keep light with humour. It shows a story of a boy who is dealing with grief, love and things beyond all of our understanding. I thought that this book was a good premise but found it hard to enjoy to start with. I found that the main character was hard to connect to but the idea behind the grieving far more interesting. I also think that this story really reminded me of The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. It had the same idea of wondering what is real and what isn't. I hope that this book is followed by a sequel.
Thanks for reading,