Book Review: Roswell High The Outsider

The Outsider by Melinda Metz

The Outsider (Roswell High, #1)
by Melinda Metz (Goodreads Author)

3 out of 5 stars

When Liz gets shot and is bleeding out, only Max can heal her with his alien powers. He puts himself and his friends in danger, and now Sheriff Valenti is hunting for an alien in Roswell. Can Liz and Max learn to trust each other before it is too late?

I loved the Roswell TV show when I was a teenager, and it was so fun to rediscover this story through the books! I don’t think I would have enjoyed the books nearly as much now as an adult if I didn’t already have the nostalgia of the TV show.

I like that the books are different than the TV show and have slightly different plot lines. It keeps it interesting for me, and it’s fun to see how the books differ from the show. The character’s personalities are a little different too. Michael is way more funny and less brooding. Isabel is more haughty and mean. Alex is more confident. Max is way less calm than in the TV show. It’s weird to see these different sides to their personalities.

The writing is really dorky and has all the high school tropes that you would expect from a 90s teen novel. But I don’t care! I love it anyway! Most people would probably roll their eyes at the teen angst, but it just makes me laugh because I already adore the characters.

I can’t wait to read more from this series!

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