Courtney is turning fifteen and her mother is concerned that she hasn’t given up her imaginary friends and still questions what happened with her grandfather when she was younger. Her grandfather had been obsessed with aliens and one night tattooed Courtney and tried to drown her.
Now Courtney’s mother worries about her being mentally unstable just as her grandfather had been but when Courtney meets Agatha who looks just like the imaginary friend Courtney has been seeing for years Courtney begins to question whether her grandfather had really just been crazy or was there more to this alien theory than she ever who have guessed.
Starting off reading The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman I was a little iffy on whether I’d enjoy this one or not. As the story got more into the sci-fi/alien action involved it really became a fun read though.
I will say what bothered me the most in the beginning and made it a slow starter for one I’d like though was Courtney’s mother. I simply had my jaw dropped at some of the way this woman was treating her daughter if she believed she may be having mental issues. Thankfully though she’s a minor character in an otherwise enjoyable and fun YA adventure.
Overall, a bit of a slow starter for me but ended up really enjoying this one.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.