First Day on Earth
By Cecil Castellucci
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545060820, 160pp.)
Publication Date: November 2011
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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.