Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover art courtesy
of Goodreads
I was luckily enough to snag a digital copy of this book from Netgalley to review, and I tore through it like a bat out of hell! To preface, any time you say the word "aliens" I'm on board, no matter the context. So when I saw a YA title with a super cute cover that included aliens in the plot, I knew I had to request it! 

Of Jenny and the Aliens is the story of Derek, a high school boy who has been through the ringer with his divorced parents and a forced cross-country move. While he's not completely miserable, he's never been truly happy...until he meets Jenny at a crazy end of the world party. You see, humans have finally made contact with aliens, and no one is sure what will happen next. This story follows Derek as he struggles with himself and to win Jenny over, and he has a few, well...unique, encounters along the way. 

This book was SO different than what's out there right now. Yes it was boy meets girl, but it was so much more than that. It was a quick read, but one that sticks with you. What Derek did for Jenny I think will hit home with a lot of people, not just in the sense of how much you love someone, but the existentialism of how much is really out there, the meaning of life, all that jazz. I think this book had a lot of unobvious lessons in it, and I'm glad I was able to take so much away from it. I think Of Jenny and the Aliens will mean different things to different people, but it's up to you to read it and find out!Of Jenny and the Aliens will be released on August 1, 2017.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review.

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