Destination Human

  • Pages:136
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:aliens, science fiction, humor, physicality, romance
  • Available:09/01/2013
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.1
  • Lexile:HL480L
  • ATOS:3.5
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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Chloe thinks of herself as a normal teenage girl—if there's any such thing—until a formless alien being inhabits her body.

The being is named Welkin and claims to be a Universal. Welkin has entered Chloe's body as part of a school project. Chloe agrees to let this weirdo observe her life for three days as long as Welkin doesn't interfere. Welkin tries to respect the non-interference portion of the agreement. But Welkin's stream of alien commentary as Chloe deals with boys, her coach and math homework has a comic, and sometimes enlightening, impact on Chloe's life.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"Chloe’s voice is strong, and she is a delightful character."
– VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Magazine

"Denman weaves engaging humour into this thought-provoking and fast-paced story...A fun and enlightening novel—another winner in the Orca Currents collection. Highly Recommended."

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Denman's alien point of view provides unique insight and humour to a typical young teen novel."
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"The storytelling is solid and easy to fall into. The characters are believable and funny. Highly recommended."
– Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group (SOYAMRG)
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2014  |  Commended

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