name is Ella. I'm an alien who has been sent to Earth by the
Mothership to collect information about the human race.
Its not hard to do. I don't have to write anything down or remember things, like I do at school. I just have to watch the humans very carefully; the things they do, the words they say, the way they behave, and all of this gets soaked up in my brain, like a scrape of butter on warm toast. One day the Mothership will come and get me, and I'll be put in a big machine that will read my brain like its an encyclopaedia. Don't worry, it won't hurt. The Mothership would never hurt anyone or anything; it is much, much kinder than humans.
Until I have collected enough information I have to stay here, in this house of warm, reddish brown brick, with my human family. There is my dad, and Arthur, and my earth-mum. Only they and Ms Suhn know about my mission here on Earth. Ms Suhn suggested I keep a journal about my mission – and I'm not sure why, because I've told her its top secret. The world can't know about the Motherhip. But she tells me I can keep what's in my journal a secret.
I will tell you about Arthur first.