"A must read for all. The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman is addictive, well done, and highly suspenseful. I found myself turning the pages faster with every turn. Bradley G. Stefani writes a story that drags readers into the characters drama and sweeps them off their feet into the danger ahead. Absolutely loved reading this tale. Courtney feels alienated from her peers and family and once she lands into the world her grandpa was in, she finds a peace that makes her life normal. Funny, crazy, but well-developed. Overall, I highly recommend this YA novel to all."
A truly great author can make you believe (or agree to suspend your dis-belief of) anything. Mr. Stefani writes a YA book that would rival any adult bestseller for tension and suspense and he does it with a 15 year old protagonist and aliens. I loved this book for its sympathetic and real characters (young and old) and the far-fetched romp of aliens, wormholes, monks and vikings. I was totally caught up in the exciting finale and could not put down the book until I finished.
This book has mild swearing (but c'mon--the world is about to end!) but otherwise would seem a perfect book for young teens to read about feeling different, finding out who you are, handling difficult parents and being true to your calling in life.
So an excellent romp of an adventure and at the same time a poignant story of a girl finding out who she is and what she can (and must) achieve. Five cosmic stars.
"A must read sci-fi book."
“Chock-full of sharp tonal contrast . . . This debut novel fuses a serious issue―the stigma of mental illness―with sci-fi to chronicle a girl’s unusual coming of age.”
"Nerdy but exciting.
THE ALIENATION OF COURTNEY HOFFMAN is an electric adventure full of the insane and the impossible. Aliens could not only be real but be close enough to reach out and…then again, Courtney could just be crazy after all. A fun exciting read through and through.
This story is a pure alien story through and through. Filled with hallucinations, parallel universes, nighttime visitations, secret societies, and the potential ending of the world. Courtney Hoffman is the story’s protagonist and her life quickly collides into Agatha, the only person who seems not only to believe her but pushes her to chase the truth.
I’d definitely recommend this book to any total sci-fi/paranormal/alien loving readers. The whole book is kind of crazy, nerdy, and freakish but in a good way. Lots of fun to read indeed."
FIVE STARS "I don't know how Stefani did it but he nailed Courtney's character right down to her teenage angsty speech. From the battle with parents and siblings to worrying about her social life Courtney comes to life. (Interesting how most of the "bad guys" in this book are adults.) This book has the potential to turn into a fun series and I definitely would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, teen x-files adventure."
5 Books to Binge-Read After Binge-Watching 'Stranger Things'Fill your 'Stranger Things' void with books!Published August 02, 2016
Did you watch "Stranger Things" on Netflix? Did you tear through it? Were you left wanting more? Then check out one of these books, sure to leave you riveted. Filled with the supernatural and extraterrestrial, normal people in bizarre circumstances, and a tinge of nostalgia, these books are must reads for anyone looking for stranger things... The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady StefaniDespite her wishes to the contrary, Courtney is far from an ordinary teenager. More than the bizarre tattoo her grandfather gave her as a child, Courtney is surrounded by strange circumstances. Courtney struggles to balance her mundane issues—growing up and dealing with malicious rumors—with her new extraterrestrial issues—the aliens who claim an alliance with her late grandfather and her friend’s apocalyptic visions. Tangled and intriguing, this novel will lead you through twists and turns into a satisfying resolution.