Perijee is an alien Caitlin finds on the beach near her home. Though he grows at an alarming rate, eats everything, and sprouts limbs seemingly at will, to Caitlin Perijee is immediately a friend, something to love. Sadly, no-one else has her perspicacity or heart: when the rest of the human world discovers Perijee, the response is fear and aggression. The effect on Perijee is devastating, he’s forced into fight mode too. Only Caitlin can save her friend, and the world. What follows is a mad adventure, funny and exciting in equal parts, and containing an important message about love, kindness and trust.
One young Guardian reviewer wrote this
'Perijee and Me is a fabulous book to read. It’s funny, but it can get tense in places. There is a girl called Caitlin and another called Phee. And Perijee is a little monster Catlin found on the beach.
In the story, Caitlin lives on an island with her parents. She is really lonely. But when a storm hits the island, she finds a friend to spend the summer with.
There are some really funny bits – like the bit with a cow in. But I’ll let you find out what’s funny for yourself.
There’s a lot of suspense too and some funny, strange characters along the way.You’ll just have to read the book to find out about the gang of tough old ladies…
When I read the book it felt like Caitlin was chatting to me. I felt like I knew her and she was my friend, which was nice.
It is not a picture book, but it’s a book that you’ll get into straight away. The cover makes me feel happy and excited! It really suits the book. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes monsters and humour.