Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan

Eight Days on Planet Earth

How long does it take to travel 13 light-years to Earth?How long does it take to fall in love?To the universe, eight days is a mere blip—but to Matty Jones, it may be just enough time to change his life.On the hot summer day Matty’s dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm—the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful,...


Details Eight Days on Planet Earth

TitleEight Days on Planet Earth
ISBN9780062571731
Author
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating

Reviews Eight Days on Planet Earth

  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA contemporary story, about a boy who discovered a girl in a field who claimed to be an alien.Matty was a good person, and it was nice the way he tried to help Priya. It was also nice that as he got to know her better, he started to believe her more, even when her story lacked credibility.The storyline in this was about Matty discovering a gorgeo...
  • Dani (Dani Reviews Things)
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Reading the blurb, I thought the book was going to be science fiction, given how Matty meets an alien. But regardless of who or what Priya is, this really was more of a contemporary, mainly delving into Matty's life, particularly his family and how he and his mom feel about his dad leaving them the day the book starts. Priya was more a side story for a lot of it, her curiosity a...
  • Chloe ♥ (Blushing Bibliophile)
    1970-01-01
    I received a review copy of Eight Days on Planet Earth from YA Bound Book Tours through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review :DStorytime:I remember signing up for this blog tour back in August? September? I can't remember, lol. The book cover's really pretty and that's the reason why I signed up. Oh my goodness I'm so shallow. (But I'm pretty sure non-book-cover-judgers are an extinct species.)Then a few days ago I received an email from Ed...
  • Madison
    1970-01-01
    Eight Days on Planet Earth is a down-to-earth yet otherworldly novel - magical, funny, and a little heartbreaking.Matty Jones has grown up knowing the field he lives next to is a little different. Matty's father claims that a spaceship landed there on the night he was born. But Matty's father has since run off with his brother's sister, leaving Matty and his mother alone, so Matty isn't all that inclined to listen to what his father believes. Whe...
  • Avery
    1970-01-01
    Loved it! Such a great ending. A lot of surprising twists, but I felt all of the scenes were loyal to the plot. There wasn't a single thing I didn't love about it, which is rare for me. So great!
  • Mrs.Heather Lassley
    1970-01-01
    What a wonderful book! I would have prefered to not have the talk about "smoking joints" because it did not progress the story at all. But other than that, it was a really good story.
  • emma
    1970-01-01
    Still reeling from the sudden disappearance of his father, Matty discovers a mysterious girl in a field where alien's have said to have landed fifty years ago. Priya is beautiful and sweet, and claims she's waiting in the field for a spaceship to take her back home. When I started Eight Days on Planet Earth I was expecting a cliché, for Priya to be a Manic Pixie Dream Girl or to embody the Sexy Born Yesterday trope, especially since she isn't ev...
  • Veronica of V's Reads
    1970-01-01
    Matty Jones is a high school junior on summer break when two things happen on the same day: his unemployed UFO conspiracy-theorist father walks out, and a strange girl claiming to be an alien appears in the fallow field on his family's defunct farm. Matty's furious with his dad, a man who'd been slipping away from his responsibilities for years. His mother is devastated, but Matty had seen this coming.Matty had grown up knowing that his dad was b...
  • Kim Baccellia
    1970-01-01
    "I want to believe." Agent Scully's take from the X files is shown here when a mysterious girl shows up in a field, the very same place where there was a rumored UFO sighting 50 yrs ago, and claims to be an alien.What worked: I really enjoyed this tale that has a surprising twist on the whole alien premise. I didn't know whether or not Priya, the beautiful, mysterious girl, was in fact an alien. I was waiting for the spaceship to land and take Pr...
  • Lynndell
    1970-01-01
    Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan opens with Matthew relaxed and enjoying the summer break. Matthew is a normal, laid back teenager with a crush on his best friend’s older sister and a broken relationship with his own father. He sees a girl alone in the field by his house and wonders why she’s alone. He talks to her and she claims to be an alien from another planet, waiting for her ride home. They become friends and a large part of eac...
  • Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
    1970-01-01
    This is a surprisingly quick, fun and heart-warming read. The plot twist is amazing and very unexpected!!
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    what an interesting take with aliens. I enjoyed the relationships in the book. Loved the mom. I was hooping for something else with this book , but I can see why it went a certain way.
  • Sarah Fairbairn
    1970-01-01
    I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review, Thank You Cat Jordan, Edelweiss & Harper Teen.The story is set over the course of eight days, but you probably guessed that from the title. It focuses around 17-year-old Matty, with the back drop his small rural home town. At the start of the story Matty’s dad runs off, leaving Matty and his mum to pick up the pieces.Matty feels lost and unsatisfied with his life. We see him drag his feet all...
  • Lynda Dickson
    1970-01-01
    The book recounts the events that transpire over the course of an eight day period. Matty is on summer break before his final year of high school, and he plans to just hang around the lake with his friends. However, he wakes up to find that his father, a conspiracy theorist and UFO blogger, has left his family. Also on that day, Matty meets Priya, a strange girl who claims to be waiting for a ride back to her planet, which is 20 light years away....
  • Vicky Who Reads
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsThis book is so cool you guys (as well as tragically heartbreaking)! For you science fiction & contemporary romance lovers out there, I'm sure you're going to love this as much as I did.Aliens? Check!Romance? Check!Internal teenage struggles? Check, check, check!Eight Days on Planet Earth revolves around teenage boy, Matty, whose dad, a UFO and space conspiracy blogger, has left Matty and his mom for his brother's considerably younge...
  • Sharon Kalman
    1970-01-01
    Is she an alien? decent storyline but needs editing. What about the cat? Was she fed after the 2nd day? Uncle Jack and mother not well developed.
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    Read for professional review.