Review: Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur A Aliebn Too

Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, an alien sent to study Earth. Always feeling apart, even among his species, Jomny feels at home for the first time among the earthlings he meets.

How do I review this book? To say that something “defies categorization” is a cliche and yet Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur A Aliebn Too really does.

Part graphic novel, part science fiction, it reminds me a bit of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince.

There seems to be a distinct message about mental health + happiness, too. It’s more philosophical than you may think at first glance.

There are puns. And misspellings. And conversations that don’t lead anywhere and resume again at the oddest of times.

It’s about creating art and making friends and understanding that things change.

It’s about the understandings Jomny comes to with the most unlikely creatures and the misunderstandings that occur in the most unlikely situations.

It contains a depth only the the most childlike books possess.

It’s bittersweet: Adorable, yet sad at the same time.

It’s nihilism + optimism.

It’s beautiful.

And quiet.

If I’ve already, somehow, convinced you to pick it up, then that’s great. But if you’re looking at it right now thinking “no way,” then I promise that you are exactly the sort of person who needs this book the most.

It’s a book to heal your soul, is what it is.

I want a copy for myself, but first I want to buy copies for all my friends.

This is the kind of book you almost want to intentionally lose in a train station or cafe somewhere, so someone else will discover it.

Reading it will make you more human – or humabn, as Jomny would say.

Rating: 4/5

About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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