Saturday, December 9, 2017

Week 49 Review: Eight Days on Planet Earth

From Goodreads:
A heart-wrenching romance full of twists that are sure to bring tears to readers' eyes, from Cat Jordan, author of The Leaving Season.

How long does it take to travel twenty light years to Earth?

How long does it take to fall in love?

To the universe, eight days is a mere blip, but to Matty Jones, it may be just enough time to change his life.

On the hot summer day Matty's dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm—the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she's waiting for her spaceship to pick her up and return her to her home planet. Of course she is.

Matty has heard a million impossible UFO stories for each of his seventeen years: the conspiracy theories, the wild rumors, the crazy belief in life beyond the stars. When he was a kid, he and his dad searched the skies and studied the constellations. But all of that is behind him. Dad's gone—but now there's Priya. She must be crazy…right?

As Matty unravels the mystery of the girl in the field, he realizes there is far more to her than he first imagined. And if he can learn to believe in what he can't see: the universe, aliens…love…then maybe the impossible is possible, after all.

My Review:
This book was really interesting to read! Like, it opens up the possibility of aliens on this planet, or that Priya is crazy. And Matt kinda vacillates between believing her or not. Well, like wanting to believe her or not. So yeah, that was really interesting! 

For me, this book was pretty short. Like, in my Nook, it was 200-ish pages. So yeah, that's a pretty fast read. And given that not all of the chapters were even a full page, while others were pages, made for an interesting reading rhythm.

Matt is the kind of person who plays it safe-asks out his best friend's sister, which should've been an easy yes, but wasn't. He was into science and space, but his dad took it into conspiracy territory. And then Priya shows up and pulls him out of his comfort zone, which is good for personality growing!

The ending was bittersweet. The almost magical possibilities throughout this book, and then we find out the truth. There's still that hope, and a rediscovered wonder of the Universe. Plus, that video she recorded on the first day. Yeah, bittersweet is a perfect word to describe this ending!

I enjoyed this book a lot, it was a really amazing book!

Author: Cat Jordan
Read: December 5th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good and I've enjoyed her other book! And it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: November 7th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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