The Great Champ Fernley

Lawrence ‘Champ’ Fernley is a 13-year-old boy who lives in his own world free of the sorts of social pressures kids normally have at his age. While his friends struggle with girls, school and adolescence, Lawrence is obsessed with planets, aliens and all things science fiction. One night Lawrence wakes up to a rock with a note attached being thrown through his bedroom window. The note’s is in an alien language Lawrence recognizes from an original copy of his favourite science fiction comic book. He deciphers the letter to find it has a startling message: ‘Meet me in the woods this Friday night.’ Convinced that aliens have contacted him, Lawrence spends the next few days excitedly preparing for his own personal ‘close encounter.’