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Stuck on Earth by David Klass

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caitlynn grammer

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Transcript of Stuck on Earth by David Klass

Setting
Tom lives in New Jersey in a Suburban neighborhood. He often visits the local river, which is highly polluted. Ketchvar is from a planet filled with a mud called "The Ooze".
Plot
In this book Ketchvar an alien from the planet sandoval is on a mission. He has to decide whether the human race needs to either be terminated or should be left as is. So, Ketchvar inhabits Tom Filbers body. Tom is a 14 year old misfit boy who is not accepted by his peers. Once Ketchavar takes over Toms body he realizes how hard human life is. Toms family is falling apart, with an alcoholic father and a mean mother who yells and hits him, Toms life is no cake walk. Ketchvar is soon confused when after living a human life why he can no longer get home to his own planet. He and Michelle plan an escape from Earth. Read the book to see what happens in this suspense full sci/fy novel.
Bullying
There are multiple types of bullying portrayed in this book. Including physical, verbal, and mental.
My Opinion
I personally did not like this book. I am not a science fiction fan but i read this genre, to try something new. But someone who enjoys reading science fiction may enjoy this book.
Bio of Author
Characters
Tom Filber- Tom is a 14 year old boy living in New Jersey. In school he is labeled as an alien or an outsider. He receives most of the bullying in this book.
Stuck on Earth by David Klass
By Caitlynn Grammer
Ketchvar- is an alien from the planet Sandoval. He has been sent on a mission to decide if the human race needs to be terminated. He has to inhabit Toms body and act like him.
Michelle Peabody- Michelle is Toms neighbor, she sees the good in Tom and starts being nice to him and not bullying him, unlike the other students at their school.
Some minor characters are Toms parents, sister, and Toms bully's.
David Klass has written several novels for teens, including the books in the Caretaker Trilogy, the first of which, Firestorm, was declared "tremendous fun to read" by The New York Times Book Review, and the second of which, Whirlwind, was proclaimed by The Miami Herald as " truly intelligent storytelling for teens". He is also the author of You Don't Know Me, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Dark Angel, an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults, as well as several screenplays. He lives in New York City.
This is what I think the characters look like
Tom Filber
Michelle Peabody
Ketchvar
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