"Olson’s story is one of losing something and finding it again, told in the voice of an easily relatable protagonist as he faces the ups and downs of friendship and family. Poignant yet hopeful, this is a lesson in grief, loneliness, and what it means to truly dream." - Booklist

An "emotionally substantive slice-of-life glimpse at a boy trying to mean something in the universe." - Kirkus Reviews

"EARTH TO CHARLIE is a tender, gentle story about loss, friendship, growing up and reminding yourself of all the beautiful parts in the world you have yet to experience." 

- Teenreads 

"For both Charlie and readers, UFOs offer a clever metaphor for things both longed for and obscure, but as the novel concludes, optimism blends with realism in a hopeful ending."

- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Wow. This book was incredible. I don't say that often, but it's true. This book deserves all the praise it can get and more."

β€” First Looks Book Club Member Adam, Age 14