First Day on Earth

First Day on Earth

By Cecil Castellucci

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545060820, 160pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

Description

A startling, wonderful novel about the true meaning of being an alien in an equally alien world.

"We are specks. Pieces of dust in this universe. Big nothings.

"I know what I am."

Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Yet loving the world -- or, at least, an idea of the world.

Then he meets Hooper. Who says he's from another planet. And may be going home very soon.



About the Author
Cecil Castellucci's books include "Boy Proof" (Candlewick, 2005), "The Plain Janes" (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), "The Year of the Beasts" (Roaring Brook, 2012), and "Tin Star "(a 2015 Sunburst Award Winner). She collaborated with artist Sara Varon on "Odd Duck, "a graphic novel for young readers. She is the YA editor of the "Los Angeles Review of Books" and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.