(227 pgs) This is on the Lone Star List for 2011 so I thought I would get a start on reading it. While not my favorite type of book, I did enjoy the humor of an 'alien' attempting to make sense of life on Earth, especially the life of a 14 year old boy. The alien takes over the body of Tom Filber and lives his life for a few days on Earth. It was a good read and very funny at parts. There were a few bad words, but not often throughout the book.