Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson

Waiting on Wednesday (or Can't Wait Wednesday) is a weekly meme, hosted by Wishful Endings, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...

Earth to Charlie
A high school outcast spends his life hoping to be abducted by aliens in this funny, quirky novel about finding your footing in a world that sometimes feels like Mars. 

Convinced his mother has been abducted by aliens, Charlie Dickens spends his nights with an eye out for UFOs, hoping to join her. After all, she said the aliens would come back for him. Charlie will admit that he doesn’t have many reasons to stick around; he doesn’t get along well with his father, he’s constantly bullied at school and at work, and the only friend he has is his 600-pound neighbor Geoffrey, and Geoffrey’s three-legged dog, Tickles.

Then Charlie meets popular, easy-going Seth, who shows him what real friendship is all about. For once, he finds himself looking around at the life he’s built, rather than looking up. But sooner than he expected, Charlie has to make a decision: should he stay or should he go?
Release Date: April 16th, 2019

Why am I waiting?
I love the concept of this book. It sounds like a combination of one of my previous book obsessions (aliens!) with the contemporary genre which I have been more drawn to lately.
What book are you waiting for this week?


  1. Oooooo aliens is something I've never really seen in YA books before, I definitely have to add this to my list!

  2. I like the sound of this! I imagine from the blurb that about the time he finds something to care about he has to make the tough call! And is it REALLY aliens? I'd be dying to know!

  3. This is one that is new to me. It sounds like it is going to be quite a fun and interesting book! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

  4. This is one I've heard of, and definitely want to read! Great pick! You can check out some books I'm looking forward to HERE.