The Only Alien On The Planet by Kristen Randle.
New student Ginny is intrigued by the handsome alien in her homeroom. No, this is not a science fiction novel. Smitty, real name Michael is known to his schoolmates as "The Alien" because of his affectless appearance and complete silence. Soon, Ginny and Smitty's longtime protector, Caulder, team up to try and crack his shell. They get much more than they bargain for when they drag him along on old-movie outings; as a none-too-subtle plot device, the first turns out to be The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, the second, East of Eden. Smitty walks out of both, for it turns out that he was almost fatally abused by his older brother, who also convinced him that he would die if he spoke to anyone. With the help of Ginny, Caulder and a wise and sympathetic therapist, Smitty emerges from this psychological curse, and he and Ginny even begin a tentative romantic relationship.
The title kinda fooled me for a second. I thought it was really about science, turned out to be something just as interesting. I wanted to see how these two girls got the boy out of his shelf of pain - it's cool to read on heroines' act right? Also, let's see how long Ginny and Smitty's relationship goes with her friend's crush on the guy. Well, this book would be a perfect one to me if the cover was less tragic. What do you think?
Watch out. An alien will enter our world on Sept 1st.