As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.
When Lucas makes a miraculous speedy recovery within the week, everyone is happy to have Lucas back from battling cancer, but Emma senses that something’s up. It turns out, an alien by the name Scout, has taken to inhabiting her boyfriend’s body; curing Lucas’s cancer in the process. Scout must take up residence in Lucas’s body if he wishes to survive on Earth and return to his home planet. If that wasn’t bad enough for Emma already, there are federal agents investigating the scene of the crash. Racing against time, Emma must help Scout return home before the agents get their hands on him for their experimentation, if she wishes to free Lucas’s body.
The character’s were well developed and were realistic. Karen McQuestion added a nice touch of humanity to her characters, making them all the more loveable, and easy to connect with. Scout had a loveable personality right from the start, and was really interesting to get an idea of how someone outside of our world may view Earth, and how he or she would experience their time here. I really loved how there were no insta-romances, let alone love-triangles in this novel, which was refreshing. There was only Emma trying to get her boyfriend back, and Scout wanting to return home to his loved ones.
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