1993   Solay cover

One evening Mellisa Ballard sees what appears to be a spaceship streaking across the sky. A few minutes later she meets a strange girl who claims to be from another planet...

“Solay is a find: a funny, sharp and strangely realistic little story about an unhappy preteen and her friendship with a quirky girl from another planet…The story ends well, no surprise, but not without keeping readers on edge until the last chapter.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Harris uses humor to address—not sugarcoat—painful issues of particular relevance to his audience: the result is both sensitive and gloriously entertaining.”
-Publishers Weekly