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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 136
Themes: aliens, science fiction, humor, physicality, running, image, romance, magic realism
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2013
Fry Reading Level: 3.1
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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.

VOYA
"Chloe’s voice is strong, and she is a delightful character."
CM 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."
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"Denman's alien point of view provides unique insight and humour to a typical young teen novel."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
"The storytelling is solid and easy to fall into. The characters are believable and funny. Highly recommended."

Awards

CCBC Best Books  | 2014 | Commended