Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Kids tend to think their parents can do no wrong. When you're a teenager, they can't do anything right. At some point (usually around middle school), this transition occurs. The two kids in this story are that age, and the biggest point I think this book makes (though subtly) is that parents aren't perfect. They usually try to do their best, but they're human, and sometimes you have to give them some slack.
I really enjoyed this book because it's simple, subtle, and it ended the way I wanted it to. Owen just moved to upstate New York and while running in the woods he came across a girl who claimed to be an alien, waiting for her parents to come pick her up in their spaceship. Owen doesn't know whether to believe her, but he decides to help her either way.