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Not the same old alien story
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2014
It is not necessarily my style of children book, but it is well written and with a lot of action that keeps the tension high and the reader curious for the next development. The illustrations are well done and adequate for the artistic sensibilities of a 7-8 year old. The runaway alien, which at the end of the story reveals to be a 'she', left the family to discover the human world, fascinated by the English soccer. 'Eeek', named by the children he visited because of the sound uttered when asked what's his/her name, doesn't speak, but his adventures and feelings are described in simple sentences, using a lot of suggestive action verbs. Despite the verbal communication problem, there is not that difficult to establish a kind of dialogue and even to go on disguise at various social events and soccer games. The story is written from a page to another, keeping the reader wired to find out what will happen. A good weekend or holiday reading for the little ones.