If you were asked to take part in student exchange program would you?
What if it meant you would become alianated from everyone you ever new?
This is the case for Cara Sweeney . Cara is smart talented and has been picked to take an exchange student the only catch is the student is from another planet. After helping earth to cure cancer L'eihr now wants to form an alliance with Earth. The student exchange if formed as a way for both planets to get to know each other and become more comfortable with 3 student from each planet being selected.
Aelyx, pronounced A-licks, is Cara student exchange. Aelyx transition to the human world is difficult, but Cara makes an effort to help him feel
comfortable in her world.
The alien exchange program isn't supported by all. Protesters begin staking out their school and life for Cara becomes increasingly difficult. As the world she knows turns their back on her for taking part. Including Her best friend, her boyfriend at the time. There are the few L'annabe's as they call themselves that support the program (groupies).
While Cara slowly loose everything she has known to support and tale part in the program , Aelyx and the other two exchanges students have their own agenda. They have a plan to stop this alliance but soon Aelyx and one other exchange student start to enjoy life on earth.
Aaelyx was quite a character. When he first arrives it is hard to like him because he seems really pretentious, snooty, distant, and kind of robotic.
Cara was hesitant to accept the program but she never goes back on her word or a good opportunity. Even as everyone turns against her she stays strong and tries her very best to make Aeylex feel at home.
The story line covers what some people may consider heavy at times I think it is a great example of why you don't have to follow the crowd. That you can stand up for what you believe.
I was really sucked into the story and cam not wait to see that happens next. It was great to have a lead female who was strong and stood up for what she believes is right.
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet