Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

March 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Reads) ()

aliebnEveryone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

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What a cute book! It straddles the line between schmaltzy and wise, using innocence to talk about some hefty topics. It discusses individuality, loneliness, love, isolation, and friendship, among other things. It’s also immensely quotable; I’ll bet that readers have written down a good many of the lines in this book to remember them in times of need.

The book is about Jomny, an alien who lands on Earth and is tasked with learning about humans. He first encounters trees and animals, and begins using them to collect his data. He’s an innocent soul, with no knowledge of anything save himself and how he respects everyone else, and it’s that approach he takes to his research. It’s drawn in a style that could be called frivolous, but it’s a perfect match for Jomny’s innocence, which never quite crosses over to naivete.

This is a perfect book, with a wide audience. I can see it being useful for readers who are experiencing depression or grief, as it’s a very light story with an affirming message. I understand the author has a Twitter feed that’s reminiscent of this book, so I’ll be making sure I follow him. If this is an example of what he can write, then I’ll be along for the whole ride.

Started: December 31, 2017
Finished: December 31, 2017

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