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  • ISBN: 9781250151674
  • ISBN: 1250151678
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

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Two years after the disappearance of her father, seventeen-year-old Liv and her friend capture an alien in the Iowa countryside, and instead of turning him over to the authorities, they choose a different path.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    *Starred Review* Olivia (Liv) was a freshman when her gentle, bookish father, Lee, swore he'd been abducted by aliens. For months, he raved about the horrors he'd endured and obsessed over defending his home from invaders. Then he disappeared. Now a popular senior, Liv has learned to mask the still-raw wounds left by his legacy. The only holdover from her former life is Doug, the town pariah who worshipped Lee, and their Sunday excursions into the woods to check Lee's traps. They never catch anything but unlucky wildlife—until the day they find a live alien. Liv wants to go public and clear her dad's name, but Doug proposes another way to get justice. Aren't they at war, after all? Kraus' timely new novel, blending science fiction, coming-of-age realism, and psychological horror, is a brutal, unflinching look at how ordinary people can come to justify dehumanization, torture, and the abuse of power. Liv is sympathetic and relatable, making her slide from grieving teen to vengeful torturer more shocking; Doug, her foil, has equally complex and understandable motivations. Though Liv ultimately finds compassion stronger than hatred, there are no happy endings here, only devastating consequences. With a gripping, twisty story line and assured writing, this book will be a powerful and confrontational read for mature teens. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Daniel Kraus has landed on Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of 2015 (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) and has won two Odyssey Awards (for Rotters and Scowler). With Guillermo del Toro, he wrote the bestselling The Shape of Water and Trollhunters (the inspiration for the Netflix series). His novels have been Library Guild selections, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks, Parent’s Choice Gold Award winners, Bram Stoker finalists, and more. He lives in Chicago.

Subject: Extraterrestrial beings > Fiction.
Torture > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.

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