Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady Stefani

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman: A Novel by Brady Stefani is about the quirky imaginings of Courtney, a young 15 year old girl who thinks that aliens are visiting her. Are they or aren't they? After a bizarre incident with her grandfather when she was just 7, Courtney thinks that aliens are visiting her during the night. She also has an imaginary friend, Astra, who keeps showing up at the most inopportune times. Courtney's mother thinks she's crazy and has her institutionalized for a bit. Through a series of misadventures and connecting the dots with the past, Courtney attempts to arrive at the truth. This book has an intriguing premise and was well executed by the author who managed to capture not only the angst of the teenage years, but the fine line between perception and reality. An interesting read for the YA crowd with some mild language in places.

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