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Augustov ‘Auggie’ Litlickie is the first alien/human hybrid born. His father came to Earth to study it for possible colonization by his people and he fell in love with a human woman after rescuing her from an attack. Since they want to peacefully co-exist with humans and blend in, the Elders have decided that Auggie would be perfect for further research on whether that goal could be possible. So Auggie is sent to his mother’s parents to live and attend NorthFranklinElementary School as a fourth grader. Auggie’s mission has three parts: 1. be invited to a sleep over 2. be invited by more than one buddy to a social outing 3. be invited to a birthday party. Auggie is confident he can achieve his goals and return to the mother ship. However, living on Earth with humans is way more complicated than he figured.
Auggie tells the story in his log entries and his attempts to blend in are not very successful despite having taken a Human Studies class on the mother ship. His interpretations and missteps are often very humorous. Well-written with great characters, it may be a middle grade book, but don’t let that stop you from reading it if you happen to be just a tad older *cough like me cough* than middle grade. I recommend this to anyone who likes humor and a bit of sci-fi combined.