“We’re all staying home to stay safe, so I wanted to offer kids and parents a daily dose of story time,” says Norton.
‘Alienated’ is the story of Sherman Capote, the only human boy at the high school for aliens at Area 51. The fish-out-of-water book has been likened to ‘Harry Potter’ meets ‘Star Wars’ with a dash of ‘Men In Black.’
“Because we can’t go to school right now, I thought it’d be fun to tell a set in school, about the balance between fitting in and standing out.”
Popular book review site Toppsta calls Alienated: “A highly entertaining series with themes of diversity, friendship, teamwork and perseverance, ALIENATED features a wild mix of characters thrown together in Groom Lake High, a school like no other. Jeff Norton grips readers from the outset of ALIENATED, with his trademark funny, observant and fast-paced story-telling.”
‘Alienated’ is published by Awesome Reads in the UK and RandomHouse in Germany. Translation rights are repped by Sarah Pakenham at ScallyWag Press.