My Summer on Earth

My Summer on Earth

by Tom Lombardi

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Overview


Sixteen, perfect body, tons of money, and doesn't eat....What's so alien about that?

Say hello to Clint. He's an alien disguised as a human — and a fairly outspoken, foulmouthed alien at that. He's got an important mission to complete, but like a typical teenager, Clint gets a bit distracted when he gets here. This distraction's name is Zoë, and Clint has an overwhelming urge to experience earthling love with her, if he could just figure out how.

But if Clint doesn't focus and complete his mission, it could spell disaster for his people. And what teenager wants that on his conscience? Young love, a crappy job, and absolutely clueless — sounds like a typical summer on Earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416955634
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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My Summer on Earth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Ldiddycorn More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny and inappropriate! That's my type of book. All young people looking for a dirty laugh should read this. I've laughed out loud reading this so many times I can't remember. I don't usually like reading but I couldn't wait to pick up this book. I've read it 3 times already.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Meet Clint Eastwood. Not the famous actor that everyone has heard of, but the space alien that has just arrived on earth.

Clint is only supposed to be on earth for a short amount of time, all because of his mission, which is to find and take home one of his own. This other alien had previously came to earth, defected, and then stayed around to become a famous actor in Hollywood that everyone knows and loves. This actor just so happens to have the same name as the newly arrived alien.

Before arriving, Clint, who wasn't named Clint at all until he heard the name, had to choose a human suit, since aliens are only a "mist of electrical waves and molecular activity." After the scientists that helped Clint choose a body that seemed like the younger version of the famous actor, they had to program in information dealing with humans and what they do on earth. Then, after leaving his home and his father, who didn't approve of the mission or anything Clint does, he is on his way to a place that is so foreign to him.

Arriving successfully on earth, everything goes according to plan. Clint is able to breathe on earth and even makes a new friend, Kip, just in the few minutes since he had arrived. But of course it doesn't always go exactly like it's supposed to, since Clint feels something that he has never known: love. He has only heard about it through the scientists and has never experienced it, because reproducing in his world is all done through technology.

This little thing called love just may make history happen twice.

Outspoken and somewhat naive, MY SUMMER ON EARTH and its main character makes this the most original and hilarious novel ever. Written as a log, the events and obstacles that Clint goes through are priceless and should be told forever and ever. This is a novel that is highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's rare when a book makes you laugh out loud. Most books have you smirking, or winking, as if giving the author a thumbs-up in some unspoken agreement over some ironic common ground you share. This book, though, is just plain funny. I especially loved how the alien sees the emotional states of the earthlings. This is done through images and colors, i.e., the girl Zoe, whom the alien falls for, has a silver pond inside her stomach -- this reflects some sort of loneliness. The stuff involving the Hollywood actor, who's also an alien, is absurd, not to mention a unique glance at our rather celebrity-obsessed culture. The reviewer, by the way, who entitled her review 'teen angst or just shallow drama' makes zero sense. In fact, it's what drove me to write this review. I don't understand the brains certain people have in this world. Ah, perhaps I too am like an alien at times. Perhaps we all are . . . I highly recommend this book! I can see it as a movie someday, sort of a Napoleon Dynamite.
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Funniest book I ever read. Read it in just a few hours. Didn't put it down once.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I was struck by the graphic language and slapped by the over usage of ¿like¿ then as I became desensitized, and the flinching subsided, I was overwhelmed by an unexplained affection for the lead Character, one Clint Eastwood. Like his name sake¿s character in his unparalleled spaghetti westerns, `alien Clint¿ is nestled in the gray area of human morality. Never claiming to be perfect, the character tries to make the best choices possible when confronted with the confusion that is still prevalent in my memories of my own teenage angst. Remembering that teenage jargon is loaded with profanity and ¿like¿, helped me to recognize that every person may have something profound happening behind their words. Tom Lombardi captures the essence of sweet innocence with a not-so-virtuous mouth, a very difficult task indeed. I would recommend this book to anyone who is 16+, those who need to understand 16+, and most especially to those wanting to remember just how confusing and blurry 16 was.