Hilo - The Boy Who Crashed to Earth review by Boom...
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
by Judd Winick
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Manga/Graphic Novel
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 9
Reviewer's Location - Stow, MA, United States
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DJ, his real name is Daniel Jackson Lim,  doesn’t think he is good at anything.  He has 4 siblings, 2 older brothers and 2 younger sisters.  They are awesome at everything.  Dj is only good at one thing, being friends with his neighbor Gina, until she moved away.  

 

DJ is on top of his clubhouse roof when he sees something crash in the distance.  He runs over to see what happened and finds a boy laying down.  The boy doesn’t know anything.  DJ ends up taking Hilo to his house.  He feeds him and gives him clothes.  Hilo goes to school with DJ under the cover of a new student.  On the very same day Gina returns to school.  This time she is different, DJ thinks maybe she is just being nice because of Hilo.  The three friends have to face monsters that are coming to get Hilo to bring him back to his own planet.    

 

Opinion: 

Hilo is a great great character because he doesn’t know anything so he does really funny things.  For example, Hilo greets everyone with a scream because that’s what DJ did when he first saw him.  Be ready to read about Hilo burping a lot.  Gina is a huge astronomy fan so I really connected with her.  The big message in this book is about always looking out for your friends, no matter what planet they are from.  

This is a great graphic novel that is a very quick read and shouldn’t take you more than an hour to finish.  I’ve  already gone back to it many times to reread it.  I’m looking forward to the next book since this one ends in a big cliffhanger.  

 

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

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