by Hank Green
I chose this book because I thought I was familiar with the author, though I knew nothing about the plot. Turns out I was wrong, but it was a great read. I’m not sure how I felt about the individual characters, particularly the first-person protagonist, but the twists and surprises kept the book going. The whole alien creature aspect was weird (since I didn’t know what I was getting into) but it keeps you wondering what happens next. I had a hard time empathizing with, but was fascinated by, the intense desire to be #1 on social media. Interesting conflict between doing what is right and/or best and doing what keeps oneself in front and most popular.