Title: Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
Author: Jomny Sun
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release Date: June 27, 2017
The illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, where he meets all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, while learning to feel a little better about himself—based on the enormously popular Twitter account.
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. There is a bear tired of other creatures running in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, a turtle hiding itself by learning camouflage, a puppy struggling to express its true feelings, and many more.
The characters are unique and inventive—bees think long and hard about what love means, birds try to eat the sun, nothingness questions its own existence, a ghost comes to terms with dying, and an introverted hedgehog slowly lets Jomny see its artistic insecurities. At the same time, Jomny’s curious presence allows these characters to open up to him in ways they were never able to before, revealing the power of somebody who is just there to listen.
I loved this book! I kept seeing it everywhere when it came out last year, and I’m so glad I finally read it.
The comics were simple and easy to read. Jomny is an alien who arrives on Earth with the task to learn about the humans. He ends up meeting lots of creatures and plants, except for humans. He assumes that everything that he speaks to are humans.
The simple language was great. Jomny spells words wrong, but it adds to his innocence. There are also some philosophical themes to the story when they learn about the meaning of love and life.
It is a beautiful story of an outsider who learns about life on Earth.
What to read next:
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Have you read Everyone’s an Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too? What did you think of it?