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"High school senior Cara Sweeney gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to participate in earth's first intergalactic high school exchange program"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423170280
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: Y LANDERS, M


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High school senior Cara Sweeney gets in over her head when she participates in Earth’s first intergalactic high school exchange program in this romantic, suspenseful tale.

Cara never would have imagined that aliens made contact with Earth. But what’s even crazier is now she is about to host the first-ever alien exchange student.

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ChristchurchTeens Dec 11, 2020

The first in a funny science fiction series about intergalactic school exchange and human/alien relationships. Clever, fast paced and romantic. The second book is Invaded (2015) and the third is United (2016).

sarahbru17 Oct 16, 2017

Characters: 8/10
Writing: 9/10
Plot: 8/10
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, having long been a fan of alien cultures (eg: Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who). In fact, it really could have incorporated more of the "alien." I found the L'eihr culture interesting, if a bit Vulcan.
The two main characters had pretty good development, though all of the other characters were fairly one-dimensional.
The ending was a bit...neat. It felt like there was this huge drama and climax, and then all of a sudden everything was fine and they were just going back to normal. I'm curious to read the sequels, and I hope they dig deeper into these intergalactic relations.

GCPL_Teen Jun 30, 2017

This work of science fiction details aliens who may be friendly... or not.

Aug 11, 2016

a very good book. i liked that it had the animal sugar gliders in it. those are exotic animals and are very cute. a good sci fi book it had its ups and downs

kitty333 Jul 17, 2015

Really good book! I loved it :D

Apr 19, 2015

I liked it a lot! although the A-licker was really annoying at first! also I kinda skimmed the end

Jessica4695 Jan 02, 2015

This book was AWESOME. I can be very critical with books and such other media but I cannot find one bad thing to say about this book. I loved it. I love aliens and I think Melissa Landers offered an interesting and credible portrayal of them. This wasn't a stereotypical teen book. This was intelligent and well-written, action-packed, and the romance was not dumb and mushy and did not throw off the storyline and kill it (which unfortunately happens in a lot of books). Cara won me over as a character and I enjoyed the other characters as well. As for Aelyx, he is hilarious, most of the time without trying to be and simply because of his alien nature (no pun intended), and I love how he changed...and he's hot *coughhecanstayatmyhouseanytimehewantscough* I can't wait to get the sequels! <3

Nov 18, 2014

gorgeous work the romance was cute and the problems astronomical i love the personalities not the lies though hes such a bad liar.
does anyone know if there is a sequel?

Orange_Fox_31 Jul 19, 2014

alienated is an awesome book! i like it how they put it on both views of they peopl

Jul 09, 2014

AMAZING BOOK! I loved it so much! aliens are my weakness guys!


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