Interesting read. Mal is a high school boy, with a lot of emotions and anger built up inside him. His father took off quietly one morning, and his mother hasn't been the same since...drinking herself into a stupor and crying herself to sleep balled up on the floor. Mal dreams of the day he can get out of there. But he doesn't dream of graduating and going off to college. He dreams that the aliens that abducted him when he was younger will finally come back for him.