THEY CAME FROM BELOW by Blake Nelson

THEY CAME FROM BELOW

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

On the hunt for temporary boyfriends, two giddy girls on summer vacation at Cape Cod get involved with aliens from the deep. Emily and Reese find themselves irresistibly attracted to Steve and Dave, and not just because of their movie-star looks. The boys have the ability to heal people with their mysterious connection to virtually every thinking organism on earth—a planet they’ll be leaving soon as the earth becomes ever more polluted. Meanwhile, they’re trying to rescue a fellow organism from the government with the help of Emily’s scientist dad. Nelson chooses a simple but effectively flowing style as he digs beneath the surface of a frivolous summer beach caper to discover far deeper meanings in this appealing sci-fi fantasy. A patina of triviality hides danger and some compelling musings on humanity’s connection to the earth and each other. Fun, interesting and perfectly pitched to many YA readers. (Science fiction. YA)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-765-31423-9
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Tor
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2007




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