Thursday, March 24, 2011

Title - Being
Author - T. R. Mousner
Genre - YA/Scifi
Pages - Unknown

Description (from goodreads

For elite extraterrestrial pilot EBN-Reyoz-X, awaiting rescue while hiding out in a trailer park in Lancaster, California, is a grueling nightmare. She’s injured, lacks proper supplies and can’t blend in with the indigenous population because she’s seven feet tall and can’t control the trail of wildflowers blooming in the wake of her footsteps. She’s unprepared to begin sexual maturity in the alien land and when she develops feelings for Shale, the mute teenage boy next door, she’s convinced circumstances can get no worse.

Except rescue never comes and once word spreads that her touch holds miraculous healing abilities, EBN must find a way to fix her ship, evade capture by the United States Air Force and survive long enough to return home.


Being is a diffrent take on Scifi and YA. EBN is a being from another planet who crash lands in california. After a few frightening moments with the military, she ends up in a trailer park. The story follows EBNs few months on Erox (earth) and it also follows Shale ( the mute boy she befriends) and Aix (her brother) POV as well. It is a well written book and great for any age as it also teaches us.

I loved EBN and her brave, attitude. While on Erox, wherever she walks she sprouts flowers and she also has the ability to heal, instead of hiding it she helpls the Sents (humans) even though she is injured and it goes against her orders. This shows a maturity and courage that is respectable. Shale was also a good character, he is a wimpy, mute kid but also very sweet and kind. He matures during the book and stands up to his bullys and i rooted for him througout the entire thing. I couldnt find a person i did not like in this book except for Tommy, the bully but thats a given.

We also get to learn of EBNs home planet through Aixs eyes, thier customs, The Way and how they live day to day. The author spins a wonderful imagrey of both thier homeplanet and Earth, not going intno humdrum descriptions or long winded paragraphs.

The ending leaves you wondering if there will be a sequel, i sincerly hope so! I want to learn more about the Adelians, Nandreens, and thier culture, but also find out what happens to everyone. If you want a YA or scifi novel that does not follow the conventional traditions, then Being is one you should not pass up.


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