Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Family Relationships; Family violence; Family member death; abusive parental boyfriend; domestic abuse; death of a mother
After moving with his emotionally distant father to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, twelve-year-old Owen faces a lonely summer until he meets an abused girl who may be a space alien.
Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2012; Nominee; West Virginia Children's Book Award, 2011-2012; Nominee
friendship; loneliness; child abuse; space; alien; dog; soccer
DeFelice, Cynthia C., "Signal" (2009). DIVerse Families. 1090.