This was a great book. At least it was this time. I have read this book about 4 times before, and never actually finished it. Well, this time I did...
It's about an alien couple (from Ormigat) that comes to Earth to do research. They are expected to stay for 20 years, while living as humanly as possible, and then leave to Ormigat. While they are on Earth, they have a baby girl named Nesta.
Well, about the fourteenth year, a mysterious disappearance happens, and the citizens are Ormigat are afraid that Earth may realize the connection between the disappearance of this boy and Nesta's family. (Read about the disappearance in Space Race by Sylvia Waugh.)
So the family is asked to leave. But Nesta doesn't want to leave. So, of course, she runs away.
3 Conclusions You Can Make From This Book:
- Aliens can be idiots.
- Running away from home makes thing VERY complicated.
- Home is best.