Destination Human

Destination Human

ISBN: 9781459803718

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Pub Date: September/01/2013

As if girls aren’t alien enough already.

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.

 Awards

2014  CCBC Best Books

Reviews

  VOYA – October 1, 2013

“Chloe’s voice is strong, and she is a delightful character.”

  CM Magazine – September 20, 2013

“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.”

  Resource Links – October 1, 2013

“Denman’s alien point of view provides unique insight and humour to a typical young teen novel.”

  Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group – January 1, 2014

“The storytelling is solid and easy to fall into. The characters are believable and funny. Highly recommended.”

 

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