Book 1, The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

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"When a mysterious boy falls from the sky, friends D.J. and Gina must discover the secrets of his identity and help him save the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385386173
Characteristics: 191 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Major, Guy
Call Number: JGN WINICK, J


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List - Graphic Novels Grade 4-7
vm510 Aug 20, 2018

Despite being the only normal kid in a family of overachievers, D.J. finds himself in the position of needing to save the world after he befriends a boy who fell from the sky. / ALSC

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Sep 15, 2018

nice book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 05, 2018

Completely mind BOOMING!!!!!

ArapahoeSusan Dec 19, 2017

Not sure that graphic novels are for you? Hilo is a perfect first step for 3rd-7th graders. Great story and characters that will pull you into the series.

Jul 25, 2017

Daniel Jackson Lim or D.J. as he prefers to be called, is not into any kind of activities. With two older brothers and two younger sisters, he's the odd one out. But his life takes an interesting turn when he meets Hilo, a boy who fell from the sky. But whoops, Hilo wasn't the only thing that fell from the sky. Read about how Hilo and D.J.'s bond strengthens, how it breaks (and the occasional robot ant.)

Oct 27, 2016

Judging by this book's cover, I assumed that the blond kid in the center was the main character, and the two POC kids would basically be sidekicks. I was so tickled to be wrong. (Though the cover-as- marketing-tool's message could be discussed...) The main character of this book is actually D.J. Lim, the kid on the left. He's one of five kids, and - according to him - the only one of those five kids who doesn't excel at anything. The only thing he excelled at was being friends with Gina, the gal on the cover, before her family moved away three years ago.

Now Gina's family has moved back... right after D.J. found his new friend Hilo. Okay, he's kind of a friend. And by "found" I mean D.J. found him in a hole in the ground. With amnesia, wearing nothing but silver underwear. The events of the story may center around D.J. and Gina helping Hilo figure out who he is and where he came from, but it's quite clear to me that this is just as much D.J.'s story of self-discovery. He needs to update the picture of himself that he's been holding onto since Gina left. Meanwhile, there's a super-exciting superhero story going on, as Hilo struggles to recover his memory, and discovers his amazing abilities when the kids are attacked by robot bugs.

All in all, a very satisfying friendship and adventure story combined, about a diverse trio of kids who are all fantastic in their own way.


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