Becoming Alien Author:Rebecca Ore Living on a chicken farm in backwater America, forced to help his older brother run an illegal drug operation, Tom was going nowhere fast. Then an extraterrestrial ship crashed on his farm, and he managed to save one alien from the wreck - Mica, a cadet of the multi-species Federation. — Communicating largely through drawings, the two formed an o... more »dd friendship, and eventually Tom decided to help the alien search for others of his kind. But when the time came to face Mica's kin, Tom was forced to go it alone.
With no future to look forward to on Earth, he agreed to become a Federation cadet - a test case to determine whether xenophobic humans cold ever be considered for Federation membership. Unfortunately, as the lone human among a vast array of alien races, Tom's survival was by no means assured. And if he fell prey to fear and prejudice, Earth would be condemned to eternal quarantine.« less