We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


This is the 8th book on my Llama Summer Book List. And it is kid-friendly sci-fi!!!!! Kid-friendly sci-fi basically doesn’t exist. So when I saw this book I was like, “NO WAY!!!!” and just had to read it.

This book is about the human race trying to find a new place to live. Earth was destroyed by radio-active bombs and only about 2,000 humans are left on Mars. (I know, it doesn’t seem kid-friendly with all the “death of the Earth” but it is) Anyways they find out that there is an alien race willing to help them, so they travel to the alien’s planet and try to fit in.

I enjoyed the book a lot, and it is pretty clean with only a little violence from the aliens. (The aliens did accidentally destroy another alien race out of anger… Opps…)

Over all, it is a clean book and I most thoroughly enjoyed it. And I am suggesting it to kids and teens. -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Very funny
  • Very clean and kid-friendly


  • Some violence…

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we’d been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home.

That’s how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They’re very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that’s not why it’s so hard to live here. There’s a lot that the Zhuri don’t like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal’s office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don’t like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it’s up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

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