First Day on Earth
by Cecil Castellucci
Review by Gayle Surrette
Scholastic Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780545060820
Date: 01 November 2011 List Price $17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Yet loving the world -- or, at least, an idea of the world.
Years ago, Mal disappeared for three days. Everyone tells him it was a breakdown, a seizure, something medical, something explainable. But Mal knows it was something different--an alien abduction. But no one will believe him. There's no proof. No way back to find them.
At an abductees' support group, Mal meets Hooper, who seems to have some otherworldly secrets of his own. Suddenly, the truth is closer than it has ever been, and with Hooper maybe Mal can find his way home.
(Source: Scholastic Press)