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03 May 2016 @ 08:18 pm
So I may not post at all tomorrow. Should be back in business by Thursday.
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2016 05:51 pm (UTC)
Be safe!
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
Intergalactic is obviously dated. You need to decide if that is a bug or a feature. For a current YA book, I noticed the film camera, but it could be natural if you make sure the story is obviously in an earlier time.

Also, as source material, you might take a look at one of Harry Turtledove's series about alien interaction, it starts with "WorldWar: In the Balance". He has one of the aliens try to raise an earth baby, with socialization problems due to being unable to make the same facial gestures, etc. I think this *might* be minimized by having multiple alien races around, so there's more variation in sight.

On a different point, you might consider playing up the difference in technical/socialcompetancy of Cat, who might not know some personal details, but is already a starship pilot (where an earth child would probably not have learned such skills yet)