In a small college town in northern California, a lonely young man is working himself to the bone to solve a sixty-year-old problem ... a stranger with a will of iron and eyes the color of ice is searching for someone he can't identify ... and a girl who loves plants is about to grow roots of her own.
When Cara Gallagher's parents are transferred overseas again, she's off to spend her senior year of high school living with her sister, a graduate student at the famed McNair University. Cara, a girl with a passion for science and an indifference to people, hopes this move will be her first step in claiming the independence she craves. Cara has her future planned down to the letter: her college, her major, her career.
Then she saves Will Mallory's life, and both of their futures are completely rewritten.
The last years of Will's life have been spent shifting from one identity to the next, dodging the FBI, and trying desperately to find a way home. But Will's home is forty-four light years away, and to reach it he'll have to outwit the man who's hunting him--and leave behind the only love he's ever known
First Impressions Last:
I really like the blurb. Although it does give a little bit away, we are still left with underlying questions that make us want to read the novel. The cover is very unique, wondering where the idea for the cover art came along.
Behind the 338 Pages:
hmmm 3.5 scrolls. I'm really stumped on this review. It's got some great elements to the story. The combination of Cara and Will are totally and completely in sync. They are a brilliant couple together and they make the novel worth reading. I loved how alone they both are in the world, yet because they both understand the feeling, they begin to understand the world together as well as escape their loneliness. Ok, it's not awfully lovey-dovey cutsey-wootsey love story. It is all played out extremely well. I loved how much of our own world we were in while in this fantasy story. Everything played out so well and so much like our very own reality today. Without the fantasy-alien element, it would be your classic YA story of a young girl finding herself and learning to grow in a world she feels outcasted and tormented. Then as she comes across a boy and they change each other's world for the better and they get more confortable in their own skin. This was the best part of the novel. Where the downfall is, was that it didn't seem to pull me in as I wanted to. It seemed to drag on at times and not have a steady pace that I liked. It was a great story, but as I said, it seemed to drag on a bit too much.